Blue Bombers to kick off 2019 preseason May 31 against Edmonton

The CFL released its 2019 schedule Thursday morning, and it says the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be kicking off the preseason May 31 at Investors Group Field against the Edmonton Eskimos.The preseason continues June 6 with a road game against rivals the Saskatchewan Roughriders.READ MORE: Winnipeg Blue Bombers win big at CFL AwardsOther Bombers games next year include:June 15 at B.C.June 27 vs. EdmontonJuly 5 at OttawaJuly 12 vs. TorontoJuly 19 vs. OttawaJuly 26 at Hamilton

Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker Jesse Briggs (34) eludes a tackle by Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Nick Shortill (23) during a faked punt to get a first down during first quarter CFL game action in Hamilton, Ont., on June 29, 2018.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker Jesse Briggs (34) eludes a tackle by Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Nick Shortill (23) during a faked punt to get a first down during first quarter CFL game action in Hamilton, Ont., on June 29, 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter PowerAug. 1 at TorontoAug. 8 vs. CalgaryAug. 15 vs. B.C.Aug. 23 at EdmontonSept. 1 at SaskatchewanSept. 7 vs. SaskatchewanSept. 20 at MontrealSept. 27 vs. HamiltonOct. 5 vs. SaskatchewanOct. 12 vs. MontrealOct. 19 at CalgaryOct. 25 vs. Calgary

Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols (15) gets the ball away during the first half of CFL action against the Calgary Stampeders, in Winnipeg, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols (15) gets the ball away during the first half of CFL action against the Calgary Stampeders, in Winnipeg, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS/John WoodsShould the Bombers make the playoffs, the semi-finals take place Nov. 10, with the west final the following Sunday.The 107th Grey Cup, in Calgary this year, takes place Sunday, Nov. 24.WATCH: This Winnipeg Blue Bombers employee won’t retire until they win Grey Cup