Zach Collaros taking first team reps; Chris Streveler absent from Bombers practice

After Chris Streveler hobbled off the McMahon Stadium turf, Zach Collaros took first team reps at Bombers practice.

Streveler was not at practice. Last seen he limping badly throwing a game-sealing interception against Calgary. The pivot had already suffered an apparent injury late in the second quarter when his throwing hand was driven into the turf by a Stampeder helmet.

Winnipeg sent their third round choice in the 2020 CFL draft to the Argos for Collaros and fifth round selection at the CFL trade deadline on October 9. If the Bombers re-sign Collaros, Toronto receives an additional first round pick.

Collaros has a 34-31 win-loss record while completing 65 percent of his passes for 16,758 yards and 92 touchdowns against 51 interceptions in 73 games over nine seasons. Collaros led the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to a Grey Cup appearance in 2014, narrowly losing to the Calgary Stampeders.

The veteran QB was on the sidelines in street clothes at IG Field for Winnipeg’s Week 18 victory over the Montreal Alouettes. He’s been learning Paul LaPolice’s playbook as quickly as possible and been cleared to play by the medical staff. He was dressed for the Bombers Week 19 loss in Cowtown.

Winnipeg hosts Calgary in Week 20 for a contest with major playoff implications and it could be Collaros’ first start for the Bombers.