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    Cannot wait for fa to start now...


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    Quote Originally Posted by EsksTMac View Post
    According to Ryan Rishaug, Mike Reilly will sign a 4 year deal starting at 700K tomorrow morning. Edmonton was willing to match the contract.
    Heck of a lot of money .. not once but 4 times and u gotta balance those books every year..

    Good luck bc...

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    Fantastic!!!!!!!!!

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    I can't wait to see Tevaun in green and gold!!

    Now, we just need someone to throw the ball to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turftoe27 View Post
    Maybe the Smith signing , being a ratio changer, might open up the safety spot to an import unless they give Colquhoun a shot there.
    A lot of possibilities:
    1) he allows us to start 2 Canadians and thus change the ratio elsewhere (Travis Bond on the OL, or another American in the secondary)
    2) he is an upgrade over Adjei/Behar as our starting Canadian receiver
    3) we are all way ahead of ourselves and shouldn't count on a rookie becoming a starter overnight. Might need a year of seasoning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Prez View Post
    Dean Millard is tweeting that Walker's likely going to sign in BC as well.
    I just read that BC is expected to sign Duron Carter as well. Is Hervey printing money in his basement?

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    The Smith signing is a very good signing. Hopefully he can be an impact Canadian receiver.

    I like the King signing. He is the type of guy you want to keep on your team. With the loss of both Reilly and Sherritt, they need him more than ever for leadership.

    I am indifferent to the McCarty signing. He's slowing down past his prime but they lost a ton of leadership so they need him.

    I am indifferent to the Hightower signing. I thought the secondary was a weak spot of the team so keeping anyone from that group wasn't a real priority for me but he's not the worst of the bunch I guess.

    I am a surprised by the Stafford signing. He was good in the first half of the season and BRUTAL in the second half when the games mattered the most. I wanted them to move on from him as I do not think he is very good. Personally I would have waited, used his money to try to beg Walker to come back. I have my doubts teams would be lining up to get him so if later on, you thought you looked thin at the Import receiver position, you could bring him in for camp.

    I am baffled by the Kelly signing. Can he start for you at tackle? If you have too, I guess so but he's not a good starter at all and hasn't been since he got here. The Esks Oline has not been a strong area for 2 seasons now, last year being worse than the previous year. By bringing Kelly back you are going into this season with pretty much the same group that was below average last year. I just don't get it.

    I am supposed to give Brock another year to prove himself. Well he better pick his game up BIG TIME in a hurry.
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    Hope the Cater signing helps keep D Walker here. Smith and Walker would be a good one two punch

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    Wonder if we can get Justin Senior up here now? I know he's been trying to stick in the NFL but it's time to actually play and not jump from team to team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtuck09 View Post
    Wonder if we can get Justin Senior up here now? I know he's been trying to stick in the NFL but it's time to actually play and not jump from team to team.
    I am a bit surprised he did not sign with a AAF team to showcase his ability .

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    Smith and Taylor are to great draft pick signings.. both will make an impact..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sectionq View Post
    I am supposed to give Brock another year to prove himself. Well he better pick his game up BIG TIME in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 56Parkies View Post
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    I did say we’re gonna be alright!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmbuk View Post
    Smith and Taylor are to great draft pick signings.. both will make an impact..
    drawing a blank.. who be Taylor ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esks4ever View Post
    drawing a blank.. who be Taylor ?
    Western mustang Rb/ slot/ kr

    We drafted him and McMaster last year.. both went back to school... both can ball...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sectionq View Post
    The Smith signing is a very good signing. Hopefully he can be an impact Canadian receiver.

    I like the King signing. He is the type of guy you want to keep on your team. With the loss of both Reilly and Sherritt, they need him more than ever for leadership.

    I am indifferent to the McCarty signing. He's slowing down past his prime but they lost a ton of leadership so they need him.

    I am indifferent to the Hightower signing. I thought the secondary was a weak spot of the team so keeping anyone from that group wasn't a real priority for me but he's not the worst of the bunch I guess.

    I am a surprised by the Stafford signing. He was good in the first half of the season and BRUTAL in the second half when the games mattered the most. I wanted them to move on from him as I do not think he is very good. Personally I would have waited, used his money to try to beg Walker to come back. I have my doubts teams would be lining up to get him so if later on, you thought you looked thin at the Import receiver position, you could bring him in for camp.

    I am baffled by the Kelly signing. Can he start for you at tackle? If you have too, I guess so but he's not a good starter at all and hasn't been since he got here. The Esks Oline has not been a strong area for 2 seasons now, last year being worse than the previous year. By bringing Kelly back you are going into this season with pretty much the same group that was below average last year. I just don't get it.

    I am supposed to give Brock another year to prove himself. Well he better pick his game up BIG TIME in a hurry.
    Last year, one of the valid criticisms was that we didn't have the depth of competition at import Tackle, and also struggled with depth to withstand injuries. Bringing Kelly back, particularly in light of adding SvR, makes a lot of sense in that regard. 6 natural tackles now on the roster to compete - likely for three spots, and I doubt that either Kelly or Draheim break the bank, while SvR comes with a healthy, but worthwhile, cap hit - reportedly the highest of any import O-lineman in the league, but with stats to back it up and a relationship with the new QB.

    For Stafford, I won't dispute your assessment - he struggled frustratingly down the stretch, but showed well early in the right role. He's a guy that will be counted on to show some leadership, something that the team has seen in him over the past few years - this is not the Kenny Stafford of 4 years ago, That he wants to be in Edmonton and puts down roots is part of a good presence in the locker room, and his relationships with guys like Mitchell and Duke could come in handy if they make their way back north. With Walker asking for a reported $275k, whatever they're paying Stafford wasn't going to dent that... especially with going to get Ellingson as a safety blanket for Harris. I was a little surprised that his price tag hadn't come down a little on the heels of a somewhat down year, but thrilled to have him.

    Obviously, the roster wasn't done with those signings yesterday, nor is it done now... but I think Brock has, pretty unequivocally, picked up his game.

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    Wonder if we'll see Justin Senior up here at some point? A Hervey draft pick who would definitely help the O-line out from a ratio standpoint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtuck09 View Post
    Wonder if we'll see Justin Senior up here at some point? A Hervey draft pick who would definitely help the O-line out from a ratio standpoint.
    Smith was a Hervey pick, but Senior was actually part of the 2017 draft under Brock. Which could be in the conversation for best draft in Eskimo history if Senior signed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turftoe27 View Post
    I am a bit surprised he did not sign with a AAF team to showcase his ability .
    Yeah you would think that he would want to be playing somewhere.

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    Another guy, CB Johnny Adams, is still shown on the Esks roster. As I recall, he got hurt in the preseason & was never heard from again. Also Brandyn Thompson, came back late in the season & played. Is he still in their plans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by writfiler View Post
    Another guy, CB Johnny Adams, is still shown on the Esks roster. As I recall, he got hurt in the preseason & was never heard from again. Also Brandyn Thompson, came back late in the season & played. Is he still in their plans?
    Not sure of a lot of the new guys, but he's a corner who can play the field side. And with Orange on the boundary, you'd think Adams would fit in well if healthy. Hopefully one of the new guys can play that corner spot and beat him out, but he's a stable veteran to have I think.

    With Thompson suffering another serious injury, you'd have to think he's done as an Eskimo unfortunately. Hopefully I'm wrong though, because he's a fantastic locker room guy. He's also very versatile.

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    Brock talked up Colquhoun as being one of the corners. With Onyeka playing corner in University, that sounds like a natural pairing. Not sure if Adams is even going to be ready to go come May.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 56Parkies View Post
    Brock talked up Colquhoun as being one of the corners. With Onyeka playing corner in University, that sounds like a natural pairing. Not sure if Adams is even going to be ready to go come May.
    What the heck was his exact injury?

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    Re: 2018 Offseason

    Positions can/will probably change, but here's a first look at our depth chart as it currently stands:

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    Hoover at safety scares me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugoagogo View Post
    Positions can/will probably change, but here's a first look at our depth chart as it currently stands:

    nice... the one thing that sticks out to me is that our secondary is worse than last year, at least at this point and in my opinion. Going to need an unknown or a second year guy like Hunter to blossom in a new system.
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    My hope/prediction is Unamba moves to HB and Konar starts at LB. That allows an international to play at Safety. There is no way Hoover can be a starter on D.... makes absolutely no sense. Plus I think Konar has a pretty hefty salery, he will be one of the 7 national starters.

    I like that D... that secondary still scares me though. If Unamba goes to HB it’s gets stronger. Some good DBs still available in FA. Would not mind if BS could get one with experience locked up before training camp...at least for insurance. TJ Health still a FA. Seemed to struggle last year from Toronto to Montreal. Is a CFL vet and was a ball hawk when with Winnipeg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP12 View Post
    My hope/prediction is Unamba moves to HB and Konar starts at LB. That allows an international to play at Safety. There is no way Hoover can be a starter on D.... makes absolutely no sense. Plus I think Konar has a pretty hefty salery, he will be one of the 7 national starters.

    I like that D... that secondary still scares me though. If Unamba goes to HB it’s gets stronger. Some good DBs still available in FA. Would not mind if BS could get one with experience locked up before training camp...at least for insurance. TJ Health still a FA. Seemed to struggle last year from Toronto to Montreal. Is a CFL vet and was a ball hawk when with Winnipeg.
    Not sure Konar in Unambas spot works as he'll be asked to cover more than he has in the past. That being said I don't know how Lolley is going to be running our D so I could be wrong.
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    What happen to Zack Kline? Did he retire or just leave? I liked him in preseason play

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looner View Post
    Not sure Konar in Unambas spot works as he'll be asked to cover more than he has in the past. That being said I don't know how Lolley is going to be running our D so I could be wrong.
    Could Konar be on the trading block/cap causality? I like the LB core of Santos-Knox/Dean/Unamba. Can’t see Konar as a Natioal backup. An expensive on at that. Can’t remember what he signed for last season, but 150 000 comes to mind. With a high safety and injury prone, maybe BS looking for a trading partner?

    If Unamba stays as a LB, I feel that more important to bring in a DB with CFL game experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5inarow View Post
    What happen to Zack Kline? Did he retire or just leave? I liked him in preseason play
    Retired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OK14 View Post
    Hoover at safety scares me.
    All three of Hunter, Taylor & McKnight scare me!

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