Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ receiver Greg Ellingson returns to practice, linebacker Adam Bighill sits out

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ receiver Greg Ellingson was a limited participant in practice on Monday, according to the team’s injury report.

The 33-year-old has missed three consecutive games due to a hip injury and practiced only once over that timespan on Wednesday, July 20. He was the league’s leader in receptions and receiving yards when he first went down, recording 34 catches for 518 yards and three touchdowns in six games. His best performance came in Week 6 against the Calgary Stampeders when he caught 11 passes for 152 yards.

The veteran receiver joined the Blue Bombers as a free agent in February following a two-year stint with the Edmonton Elks during which he recorded 133 receptions for 1,857 yards and six touchdowns over 26 games. He was named a CFL all-star in 2017 as a member of the Ottawa Redblacks.

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Middle linebacker Adam Bighill missed practice on Monday due to a shoulder injury, while defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat did not participate due to a hip injury.

Bighill has made 34 tackles over nine starts this season along with two sacks and one interception. He was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2021 after making 70 tackles, two sacks, and two interceptions.

Jeffcoat played this past week despite the lingering issue to his hip, making two tackles and one sack.

The Blue Bombers (9-0) are set to host the Montreal Alouettes (2-6) on Thursday night at IG Field with kickoff slated for 8:30 p.m. EDT.