Sean McGuire out, Bombers to dress Collaros, Brown vs. Stamps

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are shifting things around at quarterback heading into their last regular-season game against Calgary.

Sean McGuire is out with a groin injury after struggling in his CFL debut last week. Zach Collaros is back in his familiar spot and listed as the starter for Saturday evening’s contest, though it remains unclear the extent to which he will see the field.

McGuire completed just 11-of-27 passes for 149 yards, one touchdown, and four interceptions in Winnipeg’s loss to Montreal last week.

Collaros was named the Blue Bombers’ Most Outstanding Player with 3,112 yards this season, throwing 20 touchdowns and six interceptions. He has battled injuries in the past, but if he were to sit out this game it would be almost a month between starts with Winnipeg hosting the West Final on Dec. 5.

As for Dru Brown, he has yet to throw a pass in the CFL, joining the Bombers during the 2020 off-season.

The California native threw for 2,488 yards, 19 touchdowns, and seven interceptions in fourteen games in his sophomore season at Hawaii. He returned as a full-time starter for his junior season and threw for 2,785 yards, 18 touchdowns, and eight interceptions.

Brown transferred to Oklahoma State for his senior season in 2019 and served as a team captain. He saw action in seven games, completing 72 passes for 810 yards, seven touchdowns, and one interception.

With the West Division wrapped up, Winnipeg (11-2) travels to Calgary to play the Stampeders (7-6) Saturday night at McMahon Stadium.