Bombers QB Chris Streveler doesn’t need practice

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Chris Streveler doesn’t need to practice.

“Vet day like other guys. I thought he looked good,” head coach Mike O’Shea said. “I think he’s going to be good.”

Last seen in live action, Streveler was slicing through the Stampeders defence in the Western Semi-Final. Streveler rushed 13 times for 82 yards and one touchdown, but he did not attempt a pass during the Bombers’ victory which sent them to the Western Final.

During Week 20 against Calgary, Streveler was limping badly while throwing a game-sealing interception. Turns out it was due to a broken bone in his foot. 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.

The 24-year-old threw for 1,564 yards with a 66.6 completion rate and eight touchdowns against 14 interceptions while rushing for 726 yards on 127 carries (6.7 yards per carry) and 12 touchdowns in 13 games during the regular season.

Strevler could sit out practice and still play in the West Final versus Saskatchewan.