Zach Collaros headlines Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ potential free agent list

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have a long list of potential free agents to deal with this off-season.

Winnipeg succeeded in keeping its 2019 Grey Cup roster mostly intact and benefitted from that continuity this past season, hitting the ground running en route to an 11-1 start and a second straight championship.

I’d expect many of the players listed below to remain in blue and gold, though teams around the league would be wise to push for their services in free agency.

Below is the list of players who are set to become free agents in February 2022. Please note that “N” denotes nationals (ie. Canadians), “A” denotes Americans, and “G” denotes Globals.

Quarterback

Zach Collaros (A)
Sean McGuire (A)

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Running Back

Johnny Augustine (N)
Andrew Harris (N)
Mike Miller (N)
Brady Oliveira (N)

Receiver

Darvin Adams (A)
Rasheed Bailey (A)
Nic Demski (N)
Janarion Grant (A)
Kenny Lawler (A)
Mekale McKay (A)
Drew Wolitarsky (N)

Offensive Line

Stanley Bryant (A)
Michael Couture (N)
Drew Desjarlais (N)
Tui Eli (N)
Geoff Gray (N)
Jermarcus Hardrick (A)
Chris Kolankowski (N)
Patrick Neufeld (N)

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Defensive Line

Tobi Antigha (A)
Connor Griffiths (N)
Thiadric Hansen (G)
Jackson Jeffcoat (A)
Willie Jefferson (A)
Jonathan Kongbo (N)
Steven Richardson (A)
Ezekiel Rose (A)
Jake Thomas (N)

Linebacker

Adam Bighill (A)
Jesse Briggs (N)
Shayne Gauthier (N)

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Defensive Back

Brandon Alexander (A)
Alden Darby (A)
Nick Hallett (N)
Josh Johnson (A)
Mike Jones (A)
Mercy Maston (A)
Winston Rose (A)
Nick Taylor (A)

Kicker

Sergio Castillo (A)
Tyler Crapigna (N)

Long snapper

Mike Benson (N)

It should be noted that players who finished the postseason on the practice roster are currently free agents, including quarterback Dru Brown, running back Shaq Cooper, receiver Charles Nelson, and kicker Ali Mourtada.

John Hodge is a CFL insider and draft analyst who has been covering the league since 2014.