Bombers RB Andrew Harris did not practice Friday, West Final return in jeopardy

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers were without Andrew Harris at practice Friday.

This continues a troubling trend for Harris who was a full participant Wednesday and limited Thursday.

The star running back hasn’t seen the field since he suffered a knee injury against the Edmonton Elks in mid-October, but had been eyeing a return in time for the West Final.

Harris played well in seven starts this season, rushing for 623 yards on 116 attempts (5.4 yards per carry) and three touchdowns. He also caught 11 passes for 116 yards and one score.

Canadian backups Brady Oliveira and Johnny Augustine helped carry the load during the regular season while Harris was injured, rushing for a combined 714 yards on 134 attempts (5.3 yards per carry). Oliveira started Winnipeg’s first three games of the season while Harris was out with a calf injury before Oliveira and Augustine combined to start the last four.

Meanwhile, Jackson Jeffcoat was limited once again Friday because of a hip problem. He was a full participant Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Jeffcoat finished third in the league in sacks this season with nine. The Texan had two strong games against Saskatchewan this season with two tackles and a sack in each game.

Jeffcoat was a big part of the Bombers ending their Grey Cup drought in 2019. He had four tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble in Winnipeg’s win over Hamilton.

The Bombers will look to get to back-to-back Grey Cups as they host the West Final against Saskatchewan Sunday in Winnipeg.

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