The Winnipeg Blue Bombers not only re-signed running back Charles Roberts on Wednesday, but acquired quarterback Spergon Wynn to hand him the ball.

Wynn, 26, was traded to Winnipeg by the British Columbia Lions in exchange for an undetermined draft pick.

Wynn dressed for 15 games last year yet played sparingly, completing 21 of 34 pass attempts for 268 yards and two touchdowns.

Problem was, he was ranked third string behind Casey Printers, the most outstanding player in the CFL last year, and 2000 CFL MVP Dave Dickenson.

Moreover, former Denver Broncos pivot Jarious Jackson re-signed Wednesday with the Lions after spending last September on the practice roster to further crowd the pocket.

"Because of our unique quarterback situation, we felt that (Wednesday's trade) would allow us to improve our club and to give Spergon the opportunity he deserves to play," Lions general manager and head coach Wally Buono stated.

Wynn started one of eight games in 2003 and completed a sizzling 70.8 of his passes (46-65) for 626 yards and four touchdowns with one interception.

Wynn was taken out of Southwest Texas State by Cleveland in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft – 183rd overall – and completed 22-of-55 passes for 167 yards with one interception in seven games (one start) as a rookie.

After spending one season with the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe, he was traded to the Minnesota Vikings and went 48-of-98 for 418 yards with one touchdown and six interceptions as an NFL sophomore.

Jackson, 28, made one start and five appearances for the Broncos from 2000-04 and completed 11-of-22 passes for 114 yards and an interception.

"We had a brief opportunity to see Jarius' skills when he joined our practice roster in 2004," Buono noted. "We liked what we saw and we are happy to have him back for the 2005 season."

with files from CP Online