The verdict is in and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be without injured defensive back Johnny Sears and receiver Aaron Kelly when they head to Vancouver to play the B.C. Lions Friday.

They had already accepted that defensive end Jason Vega, No. 2 on Winnipeg's sack list, wouldn't be playing.

Coach Mike O'Shea confirmed Wednesday that Maurice Leggett will sub for Sears, now that Leggett is off the injured list.

The Bomber offence has been working all week to close the gaps that let quarterback Drew Willy get sacked five times last week, as they fell 26-3 to the Edmonton Eskimos, their first loss of the season.

This will be the first time receiver Nick Moore will get to play his former team.

The Bombers signed Moore away from the Lions as a free agent between seasons and he has already become their top receiver of 2014, with 221 yards after four games.