February 1, 2018

Bombers part ways with Dominique Davis

The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have released backup quarterback Dominique Davis, the team announced Thursday night.

The 28-year-old spent three seasons in Winnipeg, last year becoming the primary backup to Matt Nichols. The mobile quarterback out of East Carolina subbed in for an injured Nichols late in 2017, throwing for 208 yards on 17-of-29 passing for the year.

Winnipeg’s offence, however, struggled during the games Nichols was sidelined, while the backup quarterback spot became an area of interest this off-season.

So much so that the team signed Darian Durant a couple of weeks ago. With Nichols entrenched as the starter, the veteran Durant is locked in as the second-string pivot, making Davis expendable.

Dan LeFevour, the only other quarterback on the roster with CFL experience, is slated to become a free agent on Feb. 13.

Josh Straughan and Phillip Nelson are the other pivots on the Bombers’ roster at the moment. They’ll likely compete for a developmental role in camp.