Kelly Bates Headed To Bomberland

Jonathan HamelinCorrespondent IMay 15, 2009

The Bombers have acquired some depth for their offensive line by acquiring offensive lineman Kelly Bates from the BC Lions. In return, the Bombers sent a conditional pick in the 2011 Canadian Draft to the Lions.

The 2007 CFL All-Star has been a key component to BC's dominate offensive line for the last couple of seasons and should help the Bombers who lost Alexandre Gauthier and Dominique Picard to free agency.

In a statement, Bomber's head coach Mike Kelly said, "Kelly has proven to be a solid, durable starter in our league and is accustomed to winning,"

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