Running back Andrew Harris of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers returned Thursday from a knee injury and helped the team defeat the Calgary Stampeders, who released veteran receiver Romby Bryant.
Trades: The Stampeders picked up running back Jordan Williams-Lambert from the Detroit Lions, and the Blue Bombers sent linebacker Bo Lokombo to the Oakland Raiders.
The Lions (6-10) filled their roster hole by shipping Williams-Lambert to the Stampeders for a conditional 2019 sixth-round draft pick.
General manager Ed Hervey said the 21-year-old Williams-Lambert was a flexible runner who could also line up at wide receiver.
The second-year starter from Duquesne has 436 yards rushing and seven touchdowns on 83 carries, while also adding 519 yards and five touchdowns on 38 receptions.
“He’s a late-bloomer, and he’s a day by day guy,” Hervey said. “He’s a competitor, and he’s already starting to get to the point where he’s on the verge of being a really good player.”
Stampeders head coach Dave Dickenson said Williams-Lambert could be a long-term addition to the team.
“He could be a good addition to our club down the road,” Dickenson said. “We’ll see. If we get him back healthy, maybe he’ll be in the mix for this week.”
The move frees up the practice roster for the Stampeders, who’ll take on the second-place B.C. Lions on Christmas Eve.
“All year long it’s been a team type of thing, but I think with all the injuries we’ve been getting right now, it’s like a lot of other teams,” Dickenson said. “We’ve just got to keep plugging at it and hopefully a guy or two is going to step up.”
Top picks: Detroit and Oakland have engaged in a three-way tug-of-war for Lokombo.
The Lions originally drafted Lokombo with the first pick in the fourth round of the 2016 draft. The Los Angeles Rams traded him to the Oakland Raiders in March.
On the Raiders’ last-second drive, however, Oakland traded for him back to Detroit and traded a 2019 fourth-round pick to get Lokombo.
“We’re keeping the inside edge,” Hervey said. “From Day 1 we thought a lot of Bo as a player, and I also know this is a good opportunity for him and he’s deserving of it.”
Across the country, Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli reportedly had Hiram Eugene traded back to the Oilers, in a deal that brought Mitch Moroz and two second-round picks to Edmonton.
At the bottom of the Canadian Football League, Hamilton used its trade deadline reprieve to select first-year quarterback Danny Eriksson in the 2019 Canadian Football League supplemental draft. The Blue Bombers received the second overall pick in the 2019 draft.
The supplemental draft gets underway Jan. 9, with the draft following four days later.
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