Collaros takes first-team reps at Bombers practice

WINNIPEG — Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Chris Streveler was not on the field for the team’s practice on Tuesday.

As a result, backup Zach Collaros took first-team reps.

Streveler had a visible limp during the Bombers’ Week 19 game against the Calgary Stampeders. The 24-year-old was filling in for starter Matt Nichols, who was ruled out for the remainder of the 2019 campaign after undergoing shoulder surgery back in September.

Through 17 games this season, Streveler threw for 1,564 yards and eight touchdowns while adding 726 rushing yards and an additional 12 majors on 127 carries.

Collaros has been out since Week 1 after he suffered an injury on the first possession of the season while with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The veteran pivot was shipped to Toronto in a trade and then flipped to Winnipeg ahead of the league’s trade deadline on Oct. 9.

The Bombers and Stamps kick off Week 20 action on Friday at IG Field. Kickoff between the two West Division foes is slated for 8:30 p.m. ET.