Football: Stingers grad Renaud might finally have punter's job

There isn't enough time to chronicle all the comings and goings with CIS athletes trying out for the CFL, but former Concordia all-Canadian Mike Renaud might get getting a shot to punt full time for Winnipeg, reports the Calgary Herald. He's been dealt for a conditional sixth-round pick:
"(Renaud) did enough good things over the past week and a bit here to become employable, and it paid off on Saturday with a trade to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, whose punting woes over the past couple seasons have been well-chronicled.
He was a long-shot to beat out his former Concordia teammate Burke Dales with the Stamps, of course, but word spread quickly about Renaud’s performance."
Winnipeg seems to be the Team X in pre-season, between having four quarterbacks competing for the starting job. (Personally, Stefan LeFors is the guy to root for, since he's a rare left-handed passer in the CFL and he has the same last name as a minor character in Mallrats.)

On the kicking side, placekicker, Alexis Serna is an American whose punting is best described as a work-in-progress, since he did it for only one season when he was at Oregon State. Meantime, feel-good story Dan Giancola has a hamstring problem and, hey, Renaud is live and kicking.

Renaud gets his shot in Winnipeg (Allan Cameron, Stamps Insider)
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  1. Giancola was shit-canned today: the punting job is Renaud's.