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    Critique Eskimos Roster Breakdown [2005]

    OK.....I spent the better part of two weeks doing this on my lunch hours and any other breaks/time I had. I tried to have it done by Friday afternoon, but I took friday off work and couldnt get to the file...

    Anyways I hope y'all like it and if I missed anyone or anything please let me know....






    EDMONTON ESKIMO ROSTER 2005

    #3 - Robert LeBlanc - SB - 6'3" 191 LBS NI

    From Esks.com
    A native of Vancouver, B.C., LeBlanc was McGillís second leading receiver with 486 yards on 30 receptions. He also added four TDís. Leblanc made McGillís

    Principal's Student-Athlete Honour Roll for a fourth straight year in 2004 and earned Academic All-Canadian status as well.

    From Me
    Has impressed enough at camp (along with Nowacki) to be able to unseed Scott Robinson. All indicators say that he has great hands and speed and has good

    height as well. He more then likely starts the season splitting time with Nowacki but could slip into a more prominent position if he performs well or

    Nowacki stumbles. Was also the youngest player taken in this years draft.

    Articles on #3 Leblanc
    http://www.athletics.mcgill.ca/varsi...rticle_id=1118
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1640




    #4 - Chris Kelley - WR - 6'1" 200 LBS I
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...elleyChris.JPG
    http://www.ncaafootball.com/images/m..._ap_121603.jpg
    http://gallery.phillyburbs.com/photos/67/1/600x418.aspx

    From Esks.com
    Kelley split his college career between Northeast Community College (í01-í02) and the University of Memphis (í03-í04). He appeared in 25 games for the Tigers

    catching 29 passes for 458 yards and 4 touchdowns. Kelley is also an effective kick returner and racked up 233 yards on 14 returns in 2004. An accomplished

    athlete, Kelley was a member of his high schoolís football, basketball and track teams. He graduated with honors from high school and also made the Deanís

    list in his two years at Memphis majoring in sports management.

    From Me
    Aside from having a fan club that encompases the states of Tennessee and Mississippi (Both easy to solve puzzles in Wheel of Fortune BTW), Chris has gained

    numerous fans here in Edmonton. He has made two great catches in the preseason (Over the shoulder catch in game 1 and double coverage catch in game 2) and

    has worked his way onto the team. Smarts, hand and speed are his game as he should fit in nicely with the Eskies receiving team this season and hopefully

    into the future. Look for CK to get some time returning kicks as well.

    Articles on #4 Kelley
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1635
    http://gotigersgo.collegesports.com/...y_chris00.html
    http://www.corinth.net/ (Home Town)
    http://web1.ncaa.org/d1mfb/playerDet...=404&player=12 (Stats for Giz)




    #5 - J.R. Larose - DB - 6'0" 198 LBS NI

    From Esks.com
    Nothing

    From Me
    A local kid who played on the Edmonton Huskies last year has surprised everyone (cept for maybe Jed) to be able to keep a spot on the team, whether that be

    on the active roster or the PR/IR. He has played with toughness and enough speed to be able to spend the year learning/playing with the best.


    Articles on #5 Larose
    http://www.edmontonhuskies.com/2005-05-18.asp
    http://edmsun.canoe.ca/Sports/Footba...80578-sun.html




    #9 Jason Lamar - LB - 6'0" 228 LBS I
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...LamarJason.JPG
    http://media.theinsiders.com/Media/O...ason-lamar.GIF

    From Esks.com
    (2004)Hamilton-Montreal) Appeared in 11 games for the Ti-Cats racking up 59 defensive tackles, three special teams tackles, two pass knockdowns, three

    tackles for a loss, two interceptions, both of which were returned for touchdowns and five sacks. After being released by Hamilton, Lamar joined the Montreal

    Alouettes for two regular season games and added seven defensive tackles and two more on special teams.

    From Me
    Lamar is an incredible talent and has performed wherever he has been. The knock on him is he can be a headcase. So far in camp we have seen no sign of this

    so hopefully the guy is here to play. He will start the year on the injured list but hopefully wont be there for long. Lamar coming off the bench behind AJ

    sounds REALLLLLY good to me.

    Articles on #9 Lamar
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1650
    http://www.nflplayers.com/players_ne....aspx?ID=29612
    http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/news_story.asp?ID=124490&hubName=




    #10 Malcolm Frank - DB - 5'8" 182 LBS - I
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...ankMalcolm.JPG
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/pho...Malcolm-15.jpg
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/med...rank%20POM.JPG
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/gallery/Frank08.JPG

    From Esks.com
    A three year starter at Baylor who registered 131 tackles and five INTs. After retiring in 1998, Malcolm worked as a high school geography teacher/football

    coach in his hometown of Beaumont, TX. Resides year round in Edmonton.

    From Me
    This guy amazes me. Nothing about his stats above would impress you. The guy is nearing 40, is 5'8" in a league where the receivers are getting taller and

    taller. He weighs 180 LBS (a weight I havent seen since high school) and every year the guy is designated as the next guy to go. If his stats above dont

    impress you like most then perhaps the stats below will...

    "A bright spot in the defensive backfield Frank set a CFL record for interception returns for a touchdown with 5. His 7 picks and 263 return yards were tops

    in the CFL for 2004. Frank also added a career-high 68 defensive tackles (2nd on team), 4 pass knockdowns and 2 TFL. CFL West Semi-Final: 5 defensive

    tackles. Malcolm was named CFL Defensive Player of the Week twice in 2004; the first coming in Week 10 versus Saskatchewan when he had 2 interceptions for 48

    yards and a touchdown. The second honour came in Week 16 @ Hamilton when he posted 8 defensive tackles and 1 interception for a touchdown. Malcolm was then

    named CFL Defensive Player of the Month for October. 2004 CFL West Division Semi Final: 5 defensive tackles. Malcolm was a unanimous selection to the CFL

    West Division All-Star team and was also named to the 2004 CFL All-Star team. "

    The guy does nothing but perform. All I have to say is here's to another brilliant injury free season .

    PS - I have also been in Malcolm's home town of Beaumont, TX.


    Articles on #10 Frank
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1558
    http://205.206.208.204/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1179
    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Football/C...05/701949.html




    #11 - Sean Fleming (Wad) - K/P/Landry Road Kill - 6'3" 210 LBS NI
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...lemingSean.JPG
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/gallery/Fleming05.jpg
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/gallery/Fleming04.jpg (EsksFans is #1)

    From Esks.com
    Sean graduated with a degree in exercise physiology. Since 1994, Sean has served as the Honorary chairperson of the Alberta Foundation for Diabetes Research

    (AFDR) charity golf tournament in Edmonton. The tournament has raised in excess of $1 million for AFDR. In addition to his punting and place kicking duties,

    Sean works at Price Waterhouse-Coopers as the Manager of Advisory Services.

    From Me
    Not much to say about Mr. Fleming. Competition was brought in this year and didnt make it past the first preseason game. Sean continues to impress with his

    kicking after 14 years with the Esks. (Also has the namesake of an interesting looking (see cheesy) band)

    Last year's stats:
    Field Goals: 37-47 (Avg: 31.1; Lg: 50), Singles: 7
    Punting: 118 for 5,043 yds (Avg: 42.7, Lg: 72) Singles: 4
    Kickoffs: 86 for 4,751 yds (Avg: 55.2, Lg: 75) Singles : 1
    Converts: 57-57
    Points 180

    Articles on #11 Fleming
    Not sure if this is you http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1897104/bio
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1518 (who could forget this)




    #12 - Jason Maas - QB - 6'2" 210 LBS - I
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/hea...s,%20Jason.jpg
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/pho...20Jason-07.jpg
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/pho...%2010-0459.jpg
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/pho...%2010-0429.jpg

    From Esks.com
    Jason finished his Oregon career with 120 completions on 226 attempts for 1,763 yards, 19 TDs and eight INTs. Career highlights include five TD passes vs.

    Stanford during his junior season and a 90 yard touchdown strike in 1997 that stands as the second longest in school history. Was an honorable mention for

    the All-PAC 10 academic team. Graduated in March 1999 with a B.S. in Sociology. As a high school senior in Yuma, AZ, Jason was selected the state's most

    outstanding quarterback by Phoenix Prep Sport magazine. Jason, wife Marjean and daughter Makaela reside year round in Edmonton.

    From Me
    Jason recovered from offseason shoulder surgery to play in our final preseason game against Winnipeg. He looked impressive going 9/11 with 120 yrds. The next

    question will possibly be answered June 24 against Ottawa as to whether or not his shoulder is 100%. He had a hot and cold year last year lacking in

    consistency, however its hard to tell how much of that could be attributed to a lackluster performance from the offensive line (That is improved IMO).

    Articles on #12 Maas
    http://www.operationlifesaver.ca/sec...dio/V_Maas.htm (No more commercials please...)
    http://www.ccachiro.org/client/cca/c...s?OpenDocument (Being used...ouch)
    http://www.gov.ab.ca/premier/gallery...rey_cup_07.jpg




    #13 - Stephen Marsh - LB - 6'1" 195 LBS - I
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...arshSteven.JPG
    http://graphics.fansonly.com/photos/...miles_1344.jpg

    From Esks.com
    Appeared in 49 games over four season at the University of Tennessee (1999-2002). Recorded 41 career tackles and 2 interceptions. Splitting duties between

    special teams and defensive back, Marsh recorded a team-high 9 tackles in the 2000 Cotton Bowl. A versatile athlete, Marsh was also an all-star pitcher and

    centre fielder on his high school baseball team.

    From Me
    Marsh had a great camp and was good enough to unseat Robert Grant at the LB position (Or Grant was that bad). Having played in the secondary last season for

    the Esks the transition to LB was an unexpected one. He has shined and should be our starting LB this year barring injury

    Articles on #13 Marsh
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1393
    http://www.collegefootballnews.com/s...ee_defense.htm
    http://utsports.collegesports.com/sp..._steven00.html




    #14 - Tony Tompkins - WR/KR - 5'9" 170 LBS - I
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...mpkinsTony.JPG
    http://www.go-jacks.com/page_7.htm
    http://graphics.fansonly.com/photos/...ion/12672.jpeg

    From Esks.com
    Tony appeared in 10 of 11 games as a third-year sophomore. His 33 receptions for 583 yards in 2004 for the Lumberjacks earned him First Team All-SLC honours.

    He also added another 274 yards on the ground with 63 carries and led the team with 106.6 yards per game in all-purpose yardage. In high school Tony was a

    two time All-District and Golden Triangle Super Team member Ė a significant Texas football award. He was also the captain and team MVP in 2000.

    From Me
    Possibly the next Tank Landry? With the returner position up for grabs Tony will be given every opportunity to take hold of it. Speed and agility are

    obviously his forte as his 5'8" frame would allow him only to run over guys like Fleming .

    Articles on #14 Thompkins
    http://www.nicholls.edu/inside/2002/10-17-02.pdf (Have to search for it...)
    http://web1.ncaa.org/d1mfb2003/playe...g=676&player=1
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1659




    #15 - Ricky Ray - QB - 6'3" 210 LBS - I
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...s/RayRicky.JPG
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/gallery/R.Ray24.jpg
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/gallery/R.Ray18.jpg
    http://www.hornetsports.com/photos/354.jpg (Mua ha ha ha ha ha)

    From Esks.com
    In 2 seasons at Sacramento State, Ray posted impressive numbers. In 2000, he completed 168 of 270 passes for 2,200 yards, 13 TDs and 6 INTs. Ray enjoyed his

    best season in 1999 when he completed 179 of 291 passes for 2,422 yards, 20 TDs. Ray is listed in 5 Sacramento State caeer passing record categories: 1st in

    completion percentage (.619), 3rd in completions (347), 3rd in yards and 4th in attempts (516). Ray played 2 seasons (1997-1998) at Shasta Community college

    in Redding, CA. He was a first team All-American and state player of the year in í98. Ray shattered numerous Shasta College records including career

    completion percentage, consecutive passes without an interception (199 over parts of 1997 an í98), consecutive games with at least 1 TD pass (15) and career

    pass completions.

    From Me
    Don't think that I need to add too much here. Lets all hope that Ricky is 100% healthy and with him, Maas and Johnson we have a trio that can take us

    somewhere.

    Articles on #15 Ray
    http://jets.scout.com/2/376825.html
    http://www.nflplayers.com/players_ne....aspx?ID=30869
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1653




    #16 - Jason Johnson - QB - 6'2" 210 LBS - I
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...hnsonJason.JPG
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/pho...20Jason-05.jpg
    http://wildcat.arizona.edu/papers/96/37/02_3_1_t.jpg (betcha he thought we would never see this one)

    From Esks.com
    Johnson, a five-year business management major (1998-2002) racked up some impressive numbers in his final two years as the Wildcatís starter. The two-time

    All-Conference quarterback completed 58.3 percent of his throws in 2002 for 3,327 yards and 16 touchdowns. That followed after his 2,347 passing yards and 19

    touchdowns in 2001. Johnson graduated as Arizonaís single season record holder in passing yards, completions, attempts and also holds individual game records

    in each of those categories as well. He threw the PAC-10ís longest touchdown pass in conference history in 2002 (99 yards). A dedicated student, Jason was

    named 1st team All-PAC 10 Academic Quarterback and also received the Woody Hayes Award as the NCAAís 2003 National Scholar Athlete of the Year. Jason plans

    to pursue a masterís degree in religious studies.

    From Me
    Johnson came out on fire in camp. He looked great in the preseason games and essentially made Khari expendible. His arm strength is perhaps the best we have

    and in the preseason his decision/play making was excellent. I would not be surprised to see this guy be a top caliber starter in the league someday. I for

    one am 10x more confortable with him as a 2nd/3rd stringer now after camp then I was before, and 100x happier with him behind RR & JM then Big Bart!!!

    Articles on #16 Johnson
    http://wildcat.arizona.edu/papers/96/74/02_6.html
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1384
    http://www.collegefootballnews.com/2...on_Johnson.htm
    http://www.christianitytoday.com/spo...eadingman.html




    #18 - William Loftus - S - 6'1" 195 LBS - NI
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...tusWilliam.JPG

    From Esks.com
    Originally drafted by Montrťal in the 3rd round (18th overall) of the 1998 Canadian College Draft. Loftus appeared in 111 games for the Alouettes over seven

    seasons chalking-up 164 defensive tackles, 74 special teams tackles and eight interceptions.

    From Me
    The great unknown/always to be known as the player we got for TV. Has put up solid yet unspectacular numbers with Montreal. Should be a good filler type

    player on special teams and in the secondary.

    Articles on #18 Loftus
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1641
    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Football/C...71383-sun.html




    #19 - Mike Maurer - FB - 6'0" 230 LBS - NI
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he.../MaureMike.JPG

    From Esks.com
    Originally signed by Saskatchewan as a territorial exemption in 1997. Appeared in 39 games over 4 seasons (í97-í00). Released by the Roughriders in August of

    2000 and signed by the BC Lions. Appeared in 7 games for the Lions in 2000 and 17 games in 2001. Selected by Ottawa in the 2002 CFL Expansion Draft. Appeared

    44 games for Ottawa over three seasons (í01-í04).

    Playoff: 2
    Grey Cup 1 (2000 w/BC)

    From Me
    Havent heard/seen too much out of Maurer. Should be a good FB/ST guy for us. (Know more let me know)

    Articles on #19 Maurer
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1652
    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Football/C...4/1039707.html




    #22 - Mike Bradley - RB - 5'8" 205 LBS - NI
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...radleyMike.JPG
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/pho...ey%20ks116.JPG

    From Esks.com
    A three time All-Canadian, Bradley set a school record for career total yards rushing. Bradley enjoyed his best season in 1999 with 258 carries for 1,689

    yards and 15 TDs. He also had seven receptions for 73 yards and one TD. In 1999, Bradley was named the OUA's Most Valuable Player and was nominated for the

    Hec Crighton Award,presented annually to the most outstanding player in Canadian college football.

    From Me
    IMO this is Mike's make it or break it year. The guy is a plugger and plays every down like its his last, but is that good enough? He will be given

    opportunities to return kicks and to come out of the backfield. Can he take advantage of these. I personally am pulling for the guy....Go Mike Go!!

    Articles on #22 Bradley
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1578
    http://www.edmontonsun.ca/Sports/Foo...78752-sun.html
    http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Recreation...FBBowls99.html
    http://www.bulletin.uwaterloo.ca/2002/mar/26tu.html




    #23 - Shannon Garrett - DB - 5'10" 195 LBS - I
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...ettShannon.JPG
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/gal...7Garrett04.jpg
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/gal...7Garrett10.jpg

    From Esks.com
    A 4 year letter-man at Mississippi College. Nominated All-American, All-GSC and ALL-GSC Academic. Shannon manages a bank in Mississippi during the off

    season.

    2004: (Edmonton) Appeared in all 18 games recording 48 defensive tackles, 1 special teams tackle, 5 pass knockdowns, 3 interceptions and a forced fumble.

    Named a CFL West All-Star for the second time in his career. CFL West Final: 2 defensive tackles and 1 pass knockdown. Grey Cup: 4 defensive tackles and 1

    special teams tackle.

    From Me
    I love our secondary starting with Garrett. Fast, smart and physical Shannon is another piece of our fine secondary puzzle. Between Frank, Garrett, Sanchez

    and Brady we should lead the league in picks this year!

    Articles on #23 Garrett
    http://www.canada.com/sports/footbal...6-896718e5c999 (WAAAAA)
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1184




    #24 - Ron McClendon - RB - 5'9" 200 LBS - I
    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Football/C...15/esks250.jpg

    From Esks.com
    McClendon is a graduate of the University of Mississippi where he appeared in a total of 21 games over two years. A double-threat as both a running back and

    kick receiver, McClendon racked up 709 yards on 151 carries and 706 yards on 33 returns. In the off-season, Ron worked for the EskimosĀEsales department.

    From Me
    McClendon has shown both flashes of excitement and of dissapointment. In the first preseason game he caught the ball out of the backfield and showed that he

    had some moves. Second game...not so much.

    He has the potential to be a Kieth/Avery type of runner. Will he ever reach the level that they have. I don't know. Time will tell. My only advice on our

    running game at this time would be to give it at least a couple of games to mesh with the O-line.

    Articles on #24 McClendon
    http://www.edmontonsun.com/Sports/Fo...f-1089436.html
    http://www.nbc17.com/cfoot544/2532452/detail.html




    #26 - Donny Brady - DB - 6'2" 200 LBS - I
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...BradyDonny.JPG
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/pho...20Donny-11.jpg
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/gallery/Brady03.JPG

    From Esks.com
    Signed as a rookie free agent with Cleveland in 1995, and appeared in two games the Browns. Signed as a free agent with Baltimore and spent 3 seasons

    (1996-í98) with the Ravens.
    Member of Wisconsinís 1994 Rose Bowl winning team.

    Notable: Donny played one game for Saskatchewan in 1995 (Oct. 10 vs. Calgary) and recorded two defensive tackles.

    2004: (Edmonton) Continuing to add to his league-wide reputation as a tough and gifted defender, Brady enjoyed another strong year at defensive halfback.

    Racked-up 55 defensive tackles, added 12 more on special teams and had 5 interceptions. Brady was named CFL Defensive Player of the Week two times in 2004

    (Week 11 versus Ottawa and Week 17 versus Montreal).

    From Me
    Brady is probably our most physical DB. Can at times be a shut down DB. Should have a great year now that he doesnt have a weak little sister in the

    secondary. As a side note can trash talk with the best of them!!! (Also won the Rose Bowl in 1994)

    Articles on #26 Brady
    http://www.canada.com/sports/footbal...6-896718e5c999 (WAAAAA)
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1511 (Stay away from bars this year.....)
    http://www.uwbadgers.com/sport_news/...20_15_27_12_fb (A lab rat now.... )
    http://www.uwalumni.com/onwisconsin/...ll/sports.html




    #27 - Singor Mobley - LB - 6'0" 200 LBS - I
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...bleySingor.JPG
    http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/topstory/sport...gnor030927.jpg
    http://slam.canoe.ca/FootballImagesCFL/nov24_ball.jpg
    http://i.cnn.net/si/images/football/...ayers/4111.jpg (Dallas Mugshot)

    From Esks.com
    Singor is the honourary chair of Kid Sport Ė a charitable organization that provides equipment for underprivileged children in the Edmonton area. Name

    pronounced Sing-GORE.

    Led the Eskimos in defensive tackles with 75 and added 6 special teams tackles, 1 interception, 4 fumble recoveries, 3 forced fumbles, 2 sacks and 4 TFL. CFL

    west Semi Final: 6 defensive tackles, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery

    From Me
    Mobley is our defensive anchor. Always in the right place at the right time. Looks to be more of the same from Mobes again this year. On a side note, Mobes

    if you are reading this, I always wondered if your name had special meaning?

    Articles on #27 Mobley
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1577
    http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=137&p=8&c=1&nid=1345452
    http://www.dallascowboyz.com/PlayerI...arDisplay=1997 (Stats with Dallas)




    #28 - Keyau Craver - DB/KR - 5'11" 195 LBS - I
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...averKeeyuo.JPG
    http://media.nebraska.statepaper.com...c439b-98-3.jpg
    http://images.usatoday.com/sports/nf...eyoucraver.jpg

    From Esks.com
    Played four years at Nebraska (1998-2001) racking up 192 tackles in 47 games, including 2.5 sacks, 10 TFL and 41 PKD (second on the school's career-record

    list). He was an All-American and Jim Thorpe Award candidate as a senior and played in every game upon his arrival as a true freshman in 1998. He was also

    named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll three times. Craver was a four-time state champion in the triple jump in high school and was a member

    of the Huskers' track team in 2001. Of note, Craverís selection by the Saints in the draft was acquired from Miami as part of 2002 trade of RB Ricky Williams

    to the Dolphins.

    From Me
    Craver beat out a handful of hopefuls for the open position in the secondary. Will get more time then other hopefuls due to his return capabilities. Has been

    solid in DB position as some has compared him to a raw Donny Brady. Could be here for a long time to come.


    Articles on #28 Craver
    http://saintsreport.com/draft/2002.shtml
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1634
    http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/302003




    #29 - Gerald Dixon - DB - 5'11" 191 LBS - I
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...ixonGerald.JPG
    http://www.cheddarheads.co.uk/nfle/n...ek7/w07019.jpg

    From Esks.com
    Signed as a free agent with Detroit Lions in 2003 and was released prior to the regular season. After a brief stint with the Scottish Claymores of NFL

    Europe, Dixon was signed by the Buffalo Bills in June of 2004 and was released in August.

    From Me
    Another guy I dont know too much about. Will probably spend most of the year on the IR/PR.

    Articles on #29 Dixon
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1638




    #30 - Matheiu Bertrand - FB/ST - 6'3" 240 LBS - NI
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/hea...%20Mathieu.jpg
    http://www.cisport.ca/e/photos/lav-bertrand5.jpg

    From Esks.com
    In 2003, Bertrand dominated on the field completing 141-of-218 passes for 2,395 yards with 17 touchdowns and just five interceptions. His outstanding play

    earned Mathieu his second straight Quebec conference MVP award and a Hec Crighton Trophy nomination as Canadian university football's outstanding player.

    After a being drafted in the fifth round by the Montreal Alouettes in 2003, Bertrand was later released and returned to university football that fall.

    From Me
    Considering this guy was playing QB a couple years ago I would say the guy is one heckuvan athlete. Did everything he was asked to do the past 2 years and

    should IMO be our starting FB.

    Articles on #30 Bertrand
    http://www.collegecolours.com/columns/006.html
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1185




    #31 - Kelly Wiltshire - DB/S - 6'0" 219 LBS - NI
    http://www.vaniercollege.qc.ca/audio...ey-Fleizer.jpg
    http://slam.canoe.ca/RenegadesImages...shire_head.jpg

    From Esks.com
    2004: (Ottawa) Led the Renegades in defensive tackles (76) for the second year in a row and appeared in all 18 games. Kelly also recorded 1 interception.

    From Me
    A ratio breaker/great Canadian player Kelly along with Sanchez are great Canadian players that allow us to be able to bring in imports to fill positions in

    other areas. He played LB/S in Ottawa, but should be focusing in on S/DB with minimal time spent in a LB position. He brings a lot to this deep and talented

    defence.

    Articles on #31 Whiltshire
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1643
    http://www.cbc.ca/story/sports/natio...ire050502.html




    #32 - Elvis Joseph - RB - 6'1" 225 LBS - I
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...osephElvis.JPG
    http://www.nfl.com/images/photos/200...D2Q_120301.jpg

    From Esks.com
    Joseph was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars in April 2001. He appeared in 29 games over two seasons and racked-up 294 yards on

    68 career carries and added two touchdowns. Joseph also hauled in 18 passes for 183 yards. He was released by the Jags in August 2003.

    From Me
    A power back in the mold of Mike Pringle. Reports from camp and this site say he has better power and speed then Pringle, but does he have the heart and

    determination. Time will soon tell. I can see Joseph teaming with McClendon to form a good backfield duo. Lets give them a chance to see what they can do.

    Articles on #32 Joseph
    http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/236843
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1638
    http://www.ncaa.org/stats/football/1...066500009.HTML
    http://www.edmontonsun.com/Sports/Fo...99148-sun.html




    #33 - Davis Sanchez - DB - 5'9" 183 LBS - NI
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...nchezDavis.JPG
    http://slam.canoe.ca/FootballGallery...ul11_argo1.jpg

    From Esks.com
    Davis was college team mates of Eskimo quarterback Jason Maas at Oregon and became only the second Canadian-born player to start in the NFL.

    From Me
    Who can forget the tirade of last year with Montreal or the incident with Hervey when he was with Calgary. Sanchez has talent oozing from every pore but can

    he keep his emotions/mouth under control. No doubt the guy can play and is a massive asset due to his pedigree, but like Lamar he needs to play the game and

    not cost us field position with silly penalties. I am happy the guy is on our side of the field...

    Articles on #33 Sanchez
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1599
    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Football/C...04/950058.html
    http://www.cfl.ca/kidszone/4_1profile_Sanchez.html




    #34 - Tim Fleiszer - DE - 6'3" 266 LBS - NI
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...leiszerTim.JPG

    From Esks.com
    Tim appeared in all 18 games for the Renegades and racked up 28 defensive tackles, 5 tackles for a loss and 4 sacks.

    From Me
    Tim had a good year with Ottawa last year and should translate to more of the same splitting time at the DE position with Montford and Jeanty. Another good

    Canuck to add to our list of talent in the NI category! An interesting sidenote, Fleiszer went to Harvard and was a first-team All-Ivy League selection and

    an Academic All-American. (Smart Coooooookie!)

    Articles on #34 Fleiszer
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1592
    http://www.ivyleaguesports.com/documents/fb9798.asp
    http://www.sportbunny.com/Football_28May04.asp




    #40 - Marcus Winn - LB - 6'1" 210 LBS - I

    From Esks.com
    Winn attended Alabama State University and was considered as one of the South Western Athletic Conference's top defensive players as a senior in 2003

    recording 89 defensive tackles.

    From Me
    Winn has impressed at camp at least enough to keep around. He should be on the IR with mysterious toe stubbings all year (Even though they are away from the

    nasty corners at COncordia) or on the PR. The site has him listed as a DB but I believe he has been competing for the LB position.

    Articles on #40 Winn
    http://www.diamondsintherough.net/pl...ats/mWinn.html
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1642
    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Football/C...20168-sun.html
    http://www.allproscouting.com/archives.html (Search for his name...)




    #50 - Rhett McLane - OL - 6'4" 295 LBS - NI
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...cLaneRhett.JPG

    From Esks.com
    Missed majority of 2003 season with knee injury. Played 3 seasons with the Huskies and earned CIS West All-Star honors 2 times (í01, í02). Played junior

    football with the Saskatoon Hilltops 1996-2000. Won Canadian Bowl in Ď96. Named teamís teams Most Inspirational Player in 2000.

    From Me
    One of our young Canadian lineman that should see playing time this year. Has played on the first unit in TC and may see time in games or be on and off the

    PR/IR. I hope the like of McLane/Magrath/Kabongo all benefit from being around guys like Beaton/Morris/Montford. It would be nice to see these guys develop

    and turn into our next great OLine.

    Articles on #50 McLane
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1366
    http://huskies.usask.ca/archive.php?h=325&y=2001&l=0
    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Football/C...91230-sun.html




    #53 - Joe Montford - DL - 6'1" 230 LBS - I
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...ontfordJoe.JPG
    http://media.canada.com/cp/football/...8/f100842a.jpg
    http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/topstory/sport...rd_joe0214.jpg

    From Esks.com
    Starred at South Carolina State University from 1989 through 1993...in his final season as a Bulldog he led South Carolina State in tackles with 131,

    including 79 unassisted and seven for losses...in his senior year, was also a first team All-MEAC selection, the MEAC Defensive Player of the Year and

    garnered All-American status from the Sheridan Broadcasting Network.

    Started all 18 games at defensive end during the regular season and the Tiger-Cats East Semi-Final match-up with Toronto. Finished second in the CFL with 13

    quarterback sacks and led the Tiger-Cats with nine tackles for a loss. Racked-up 37 defensive tackles, 2 pass knockdowns and forced one fumble. Joe was named

    the CFL's Lineman of the Week once (Week 16) and was the runner-up on three other occasions (Weeks 2, 12 and 20). He was also named the CFL's Lineman of the

    Month for October. Best performances: made a season-high four defensive tackles vs. B.C. on August 16th and versus Saskatchewan on September 19th. Had a

    season-high three quarterback sacks and three defensive tackles in Hamilton's 30-27 victory over Edmonton on October 1st. East Semi-Final: 3 defensive

    tackles and 1 sack.

    From Me
    Look at the guys arms in the picture above...Holy crap!!! The guy is a tank and will help bolster our defensive line. Joe will be a leader on D and has

    showed in the TC sessions and in the preseason games that he hasnt lost a step. He has been a leader, helping younger D and O lineman learn the game and will

    help anchor one of the most impressive d lineups I have seen in a while.

    Articles on #53 Montford
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1633
    http://www.aflroundhouse.com/players/m/montford_joe.htm
    http://huskies.usask.ca/archive.php?h=325&y=2001&l=0
    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Football/C...91230-sun.html




    #55 - Glen Young - LB - 6'3" 235 LBS - NI
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he.../YoungGlen.JPG

    From Esks.com
    Appeared in all 18 regular season games chalking-up 28 defensive tackles, 15 special teams tackles, 2 TFL, 1 fumble recovery and 1 forced fumble. Played his

    100th career CFL game in Week 14 versus Toronto. Best performance: 9 defensive tackles and 1 special teams tackle in Week 17 versus Montreal. 4 defensive

    tackles and 1 special teams tackle in Week 13 versus BC. CFL West Semi Final: 1 defensive tackle and 1 special teams tackle.

    From Me
    Pretty Boy!!! From all indications through camp Mr. Young has done well to secure himself a spot against everyones predictions. Will be interesting to see

    what happens after Lamar is back from injury. He will need to perform on ST/LB well to keep his spot.

    Articles on #55 Young
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1298
    http://www.footballdb.com/players/younggl01




    #56 - Patrick Kabongo - LB - 6'6" 315 LBS - NI
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/headshots/kabongo.jpg
    http://www.theindependent.com/photos...3/nutroy16.jpg
    http://www.theindependent.com/photos/091403/PennSt3.jpg (Nice vert....must be dang near 3 inches off the ground)

    From Esks.com
    Don't even have him on the roster. Well done Esks.com

    From Me
    I have the opportunity to stand near the igloo as the players run out onto the field...Let me just say that I was in shock when I first saw this guy. Scary

    thing is that he is quick on his feet as well. Give this guy some tim eto mature and he could be something special. He definatly intrigues me!!!

    Articles on #56 Kabongo
    http://cbs.sportsline.com/nfl/players/playerpage/493657
    http://www.detroitlions.com/bio.cfm?bio_id=235&season=1
    http://www.vaniercollege.qc.ca/athle...gaz_story.html
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1502
    http://www.collegefootballnews.com/B...ka_defense.htm
    http://www.nflcflfutures.com/NFLCFLF...se04/0720.html




    #60 - Chris Morris - OL - 6'5" 290 LBS - NI
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...orrisChris.JPG

    From Esks.com
    Chris is a teacher in the off season and also coaches the North squad during the Eskimosí annual High School Football Camp. He and his wife Stacey along with

    sons Trevor and Tyler reside in Edmonton.

    From Me
    Chris Morris is back for another year. He had a good camp but was injured (Perhaps a toe stubbing) and will start the year on the IR. When he is healthy he

    will be starting.

    Articles on #60 Morris
    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Football/C...16/672145.html




    #61 - Glen Carsen - OL - 6'4" 293 LBS - NI
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...CarsonGlen.JPG

    From Esks.com
    Member of the 1998 Saskatoon Hilltops Vanier Cup team. Transferred from the University of Saskatchewan. Geophysics major.

    From Me
    Another good young Canadian on the OLine. After breaking his leg in the preseason game two years ago it seems as though Glen is back to 100%. Should be

    starting this year and for many years to come...

    Articles on #61 Carsen
    Notta 1.....




    #62 - Bruce Beaton - OL - 6'5" 287 LBS - NI
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...eatonBruce.JPG
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/gallery/beaton03.JPG

    From Esks.com
    Bruce was a Canadian University Athletic Union first-team All-Star in 1991 and 1992. Bruce, wife Michelle and daughter Layla Jane and son Samuel make their

    off-season home in Kentville, Nova Scotia.

    From Me
    After retiring prior to the 2004 season, Bruce is back and it has been reported that he has been the best OL in camp. We need Bruce to be at his best in

    order to avoid a veryyyyyyy long season. Him, Morris, Lefsrud and Carsen should provide some much needed mentorship to the younger guys that will be

    starting.

    Articles on #62 Beaton
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1395
    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Football/C...16/932672.html
    http://www.footballnovascotia.ca/mod...=print&sid=132
    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Football/C...0/1062982.html




    #63 - Joe McGrath - OL - 6'5" 315 LBS - NI
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...eatonBruce.JPG
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/pho...,%20Joe-02.jpg

    From Esks.com
    McGrath, a native of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan spent four years at Miami (1999-2002), three as a regular at left guard on the Hurricaneís team that also won a

    national championship in 2001. The two-sport high school all-star in football and basketball was regarded as the number two lineman in Canada upon high

    school graduation.

    From Me
    A rookie this year starting on the OL. Hopefully will be the first year in a string of many to come. Has oodles of potential which will need to develop

    quickly this year to ensure he keeps his spot. He signed an extension prior to the start of the year so here's to hoping he earns his $$$. A

    funny/interesting sidenote, My dad rents out his upstairs and had Joe's mom call and ask if he would provide room and board for Joe. My dad wisely said no

    when hearing he was an OL for the Esks....(Better for Joe really as my dad's cooking is just bad!!).

    Articles on #63 McGrath
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...McGrathJoe.JPG
    http://www.sportingnews.com/cfootbal...20/488731.html
    http://www.nflcflfutures.com/NFLCFLF...ws03/0430.html




    #65 - Kevin Lefsrud - OL - 6'4" 295 LBS - NI
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...fsrudKevin.JPG

    From Esks.com
    Kevin was a starter at left tackle for the 1998 Vanier Cup champion Saskatoon Huskies. Named an All-Canadian in 1999, he also played in the Shrine Bowl.

    Kevin is the Esksí honorary chair for the Edmonton Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes research Foundation. Kevin, wife Kyla and daughter Kelby reside in

    Viking, Alberta where Kevin operates a seed farm.

    From Me
    Our 2004 nominee for lineman of the year it is great to see Kevin back on our OL. Should be starting all year barring an injury. Can play Center or guard and

    will probably be asked to do both at times. Signed here in 2004 so he could be closer to the family farm in IIRC Viking.

    Articles on #65 Lefsrud
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1578
    http://www.grainwatchdog.com/HomePag...ob/Lefsrud.htm (I was right!)




    #66 - Sandy Annunziata - OL - 6'1" 288 LBS - NI
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...ziataSandy.JPG
    http://www.adpack.ca/monika/football1b.jpg

    From Esks.com
    Played four years at Western Ontario (1989-1992). Member of the 1989 Vanier Cup-winning team. Sandy was a 1st team OUAA selection in 1992. Nicknamed

    ĎSandmaní, he and his wife Elissa have two daughters: Alexis and Sydney.

    From Me
    Traded for from Toronto during the offseason, Sandy will provide some depth/experience on the oL. Jed has commented on his lack of leg strength, but

    apparently that hasnt stopped the guy. He could be starting if things dont work out with some of the young guns on the OL.

    Articles on #66 Annunziata
    http://www.fantasysportsnetwork.com/...layerID=209289
    http://www.canoe.ca/ArgosBios/annunziata.html
    http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/teams/news_sto...=cfl-argonauts




    #76 - Randy Spencer - DL - 6'4" 275 LBS - NI

    From Esks.com
    Not listed on Esks.com

    From Me
    The TC session that I went to Spencer looked to be perhaps in the worst shape of all DL, although he does look trimmer then last year when he spent most of

    the year on the PR/IR. He again starts this year on the IR, perhaps for convenience sake. If he doesnt do anything to impress he could be on the IR/PR for

    the rest of the year again seeing as our ratio numbers are good. Sidenote - Randy had shoulder sugery this offseason.

    Articles on #76 Spencer
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1573
    http://www.ottawasun.com/Slam030713/...elhof-sun.html




    #77 - A.J. Gass - LB - 6'3" 205 LBS - I
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//headshots/GassAJ.JPG
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/Gal...09%2005-01.jpg
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/gallery/Gass07.jpg

    From Esks.com
    Finished his 1997 senior season at Fresno State with 123 defensive tackles, 9 sacks, 8 tackles for losses. First team All-Conference in 1996 and 1997. A.J.

    resides year round in Edmonton and participates in the Stay in School program and is a member of the Eskimo basketball team.

    Starting all 18 regular season games for the first time in his career, Gass led the Eskimos in special teams tackles with 16 and ranked third in defensive

    tackles with 65. A.J. also recorded 1 TFL, 1 interception and 1 kickoff return for 10 yards. Best performance: 6 defensive tackles and 2 special teams

    tackles in Week 13 versus Calgary. Gass was the Eskimosí nominee for the Tom Pate award in 2004.

    From Me
    This guy has busted up his knees twice and has come back with a vengeance both times. He has been written off more then anyone on this team and has come back

    yet again to claim his rightful spot as our starting MLB. Plays with guts and gets little to no glory. Here's to hoping he has another injury free year!!!

    Oh and his name makes little kids (and me) giggle...

    Articles on #77 Gass
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1519
    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Football/C...10/956388.html




    #81 - Ed Hervey - WR - 6'2" 195 LBS - I
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...s/HerveyEd.JPG
    http://media.canada.com/cp/sports/20050217/s021714a.jpg
    http://slam.canoe.ca/FootballGallery...aug11_cfl2.jpg
    http://ccma.gofordigital.com/public/...1410.sized.jpg ( :shakingHead: )


    From Esks.com
    21 receptions for 204 yards and 2 touchdowns at USC after transferring from Pasadena City College. As a senior at USC, Ed was an All-American in the 200

    meters, 4x100- and 4x400-metre relays and ran the 200 in 20.40 seconds and the 400 in 45.41 seconds.
    Ed splits his time in the off season between Edmonton and his home in Las Vegas. Ed is also a member of the Eskimo basketball team.

    From Me
    Perhaps the fastest player in the CFL, Ed had a tuff year last year struggling through injuries. Should be back and better then ever. Teamed with Tucker and

    Mitchell should form a great threesome of receivers. I will go out on a limb (or very short sturdy branch) and predict a 1200+ yrd, 12-15 TD season for Ed.

    PS - Glad you resigned here Ed
    PPS - I wanna buy a shirt
    PPPS - If there is a hat I'll take that as well...

    Articles on #81 Hervey
    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Football/C...18/935031.html
    http://www.canada.com/sports/footbal...5-344d509abbb2
    http://www.texnews.com/cowboys/morecuts082096.html




    #83 - Jason Tucker - WR - 6'2" 180 LBS - I
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DO..._ROSTER_ID=243
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/pho...r,Jason-06.jpg
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/pho...r,Jason-10.jpg

    From Esks.com
    Missed his senior year at TCU due to suspension of school by NCAA. Starred in track and field for Robinson High School in Robinson, Texas, was one of the

    stateís top long jumpers.

    With huge gains and spectacular catches, Tucker enjoyed a career-year with 67 receptions for 1632 yards (4th highest in Eskimo history) and 11 touchdowns.

    Best performances: 6 catches for 177 yards and 2 TDís in Week 2 versus BC, 3 catches for 175 yards and 1 TD in Week 6 versus Winnipeg, 6 catches for 188

    yards and 1 TD versus Montreal in Week 17. CFL West Division Semi Final: 4 receptions for 31 yards. Jason was a unanimous selection as a CFL West Division

    All-Star and was also selected for the CFL All-Star Team.

    From Me
    Tuckers leaping catch in the endzone when his lid popped off was THE greatest I have ever seen in person. The guy has great hands/speed and a knack for

    getting to the ball. I would expect with the removal of TV from the equation that ESKS - TV = TUCK 2.

    Articles on #83 Tucker
    http://www.web62.com/jasontucker.html
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1354
    http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/pl...sf/ID/08040082
    http://www.packers.com/news/releases...10/10-28b.html
    http://www.cincypost.com/sports/1998/picks042098.html (I had no idea....)




    #85 - Trevor Gaylor - WR - 6'3" 195 LBS - I
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...ylorTrevor.JPG
    http://www.detroitlions.com/photos/gaylor_bc_010704.jpg

    From Esks.com
    Gaylor was a fourth-round draft pick of the San Diego Chargers in the 2000 NFL Draft. After being traded to Atlanta from San Diego he appeared in 13 games

    with two starts for the Falcons. He was waived by the Falcons in 2003. He signed with the Detroit Lions in January 2004, and was released during training

    camp. Gaylor signed with Edmonton in September 2004 and spent the remainder of the season on the practice roster.

    From Me
    After spending all season last year on the PR/Suspended list Gaylor has been the most impressive rookie in camp. He has great hands and speed and should team

    up with Kelley to be the 4/5th receivers this year. I will reserve getting too excited until I see him perform in the regular season, but if TC holds true he

    could have a big year.

    Articles on #85 Gaylor
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/foo...ers/19621.html
    http://www.tsn.ca/nfl/teams/player_b...or&hubName=DET
    http://www.sportsnet.ca/cfl/columnis...19_233821_5216




    #87 - Derrell Mitchell - SB - 5'9" 190 LBS - I
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DO...S_ROSTER_ID=34
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/pho...206-10-044.jpg


    From Esks.com
    A native of Miami, Florida, Mitchell played two seasons with the Texas Tech Red Raiders after transferring from Joliet Junior College in Illinois...finished

    his career at Texas Tech with 91 receptions for 1,312 yards with nine touchdowns. Mitchell was named to the NJCAA All-American second team and was his

    league's Co-Player of the Year.

    Mitchell Career Milestones
    ē Racked up 1457 receiving yards as a rookie in 1997 and broke the Argosí receiving record formally held by Raghib "Rocket" Ismail.
    ē His 17 touchdowns as a rookie broke Gill Fenerty's 1987 Argo rookie mark of 15.
    ē Named CFLís Rookie of the Year 1997
    ē Named CFL East Division All-Star: 1997, í98, 2000, í01, Ď02
    ē Named CFL All-Star: 1997, í98, 2000
    ē Set CFL record for most past receptions (160) in a season (1998)
    ē Tied the CFL record for most receptions in a game (16) in 1998
    ē Has had five 1000+ receiving yards seasons and totaled 2000 receiving yards in 1998
    ē Left Toronto as the teamís second leading receiver in both receptions (584) and yardage (8681).

    From Me
    The death of his sister in TC was another bend in the road for Mookie. Anyone with half a heart can feel for Mookie and the losses he has had to endure. I

    wish nothing but the best to him and his family.

    As far as football is concerned Mookie is somewhat of a mystery to me this year. With the trade of TV his role could change. Last year it seemed as though

    every time the guy caught a ball he scored, so heres to a repeat...

    Articles on #87 Mitchell
    http://slam.canoe.ca/CFLGreyCup97/nov13_gct5.html
    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Football/C...04/616047.html
    http://jt-sw.com/football/pro/players.nsf/ID/07540188




    #88 - Andrew Nowacki - WR - 6'0" 198 LBS - NI
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...ackiAndrew.JPG

    From Esks.com
    Played 3 seasons at Murray State appearing in 24 games recording 53 receptions for 608 yards. In 2003, Nowacki lead the Racers in receiving (43-477) adding 3

    touchdowns. Nowacki graduated with honors from Murray States' business program in December of 2003.

    Appeared in 10 games primarily on special teams and as a back-up receiver. Made his first pro start in Week 8 versus Toronto and recorded his first career

    reception.

    From Me
    The Robinson release was somewhat of a surprise for me. Nowacki is built somewhat in the Robinson build just younger and I am guessing a little cheaper. He

    will have to bring his A-Game or Leblanc will be in for him....

    Articles on #88 Nowacki
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/foo...players/16299/
    http://www.thenews.org/media/paper65...y-476724.shtml
    http://www.nflcflfutures.com/NFLCFLF...AA04/0420.html




    #89 - Dietan Dubuc - FB/SB - 6'4" 250 LBS - NI
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...ubucDeitan.JPG

    From Esks.com
    Dubuc played four years at Michigan appearing in 30 games and was named to the Big 10ís All Academic team three years in a row and also received Michiganís

    Academic Achievement Award four years in row.

    From Me
    After some time spent trying to crack a lineup in the NFL Dietan came to Edmonton. The guy is a monster of a FB but IMO needs some fine tuning before he will

    contribute in a larger way. The ultimate goal for this guy should be at SB in a Jason Clermont type of player. (Wouldn't that be nice!!!) FB position is kind

    of busy so if he wants to contribute he should look at gearing towards a FB/SB position.

    Articles on #89 Dubuc
    http://mgoblue.com/bio.cfm?bio_id=44...el=3&season=63
    http://www.nflcanada.com/NFLCanada/C...31/610683.html
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1591




    #95 - Charles Alston - DL - 6'6" 280 LBS - I
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...tonCharles.JPG

    From Esks.com
    A versatile athlete who began his collegiate career at Marshall University, transferring to Independence (Kan.) Community College before moving to Bowie

    State. In two seasons with the Bulldogs, he twice earned All-America honors, finishing with 164 tackles, 13 sacks, 39 TFL, 9 forced fumbles, and 7 pass

    knockdowns in 21 games. Brought new meaning to the term "two-a-days" when he played in a Bowie State football game and basketball game on the same day 125

    miles apart.

    From Me
    Another hulking dlineman, should fit in well and be interchangeable with Cedric and Wayne. The dline looked great on Friday but how will it do against other

    teams like MTL, TOR, BC & SASK?

    Articles on #95 Alston
    http://www.ncaa.org/news/2001/20011217/briefly.html ( I Love this guy already!!)
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1648
    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Football/C...5/1026767.html
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/columns/pasqu...n/1559081.html




    #96 - Cedric Scott - DL - 6'5" 281 LBS - I
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...cottCedric.JPG
    http://www.cheddarheads.co.uk/nfle/n...k10/w10124.jpg
    http://media.scout.com/Media/Player/...tSouthMiss.JPG

    From Esks.com
    Originally drafted by the New York Giants in the fourth round (114th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft. Played in nine games and missed seven with a fractured

    hand as a rookie. Finished with 3 defensive tackles and 3 special teams tackles in 2001. Signed by the Browns on November 2002 and appeared in four regular

    season games on special teams and as a backup defensive end. Released by the Browns August 2003 then re-signed by the Browns as a free agent January 2004 and

    allocated to NFL Europe.

    Played in 44 games, starting all 33 of his final three seasons at Southern Mississippi. Cedric never missed a game in his collegiate career and collected 195

    tackles (98 solo) and 26.5 sacks. He was an All Conference USA first-team selection as a junior and senior. Cedric earned a degree in physiology from

    Southern Mississippi.

    From Me
    Diesel - "Cedric Scott DT- had nice penetration working on O'Neil and Annunziata. He elevated himself above Blair, with Alston taking his game up a bit as

    well. Blair has yet to knock anyone's socks off, IMO"

    Will be playing the inside this year and could very well be starting. The ratio room we have could allow us to start Scott/Another American in the DT

    position with Montford and Jeanty on the outside. I have heard that Scott isnt quick but can overpower people with the bull rush.

    *Sidenote - Prior to Fridays game some wondered why Scott would get the nod to start. Well I think he showed why. Our Dline looks very impressive!!! Having

    said that I am not sure how much of the 7 sacks we had can be attributed to Mr. Montford, but he was obviously a + to take double teams. Montford and Jeanty

    should both have amazing seasons.

    Articles on #96 Scott
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/foo.../players/5562/
    http://www.claymores.co.uk/team/play...hp?playerid=41
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1629




    #97 - Rashad Jeanty - DL - 6'3" 245 LBS - I
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...antyRashad.JPG
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/pho...,Rashad-07.jpg
    http://www.esks.com/media/images/pho...,Rashad-04.jpg

    From Esks.com
    In just two seasons at Central Florida, Rashad posted 137 tackles (77 solo, 60 assisted) and 9.5 sacks in 22 games. As a rookie in 2001, Rashad earned second

    team All-Freshman honours from Football News and was named to The Sporting News third team Freshman All-America team. He was named the Golden Knights

    Outstanding Defensive Rookie. A graduate of Miami's Carol City High School, Rashad was rated the 14th best player in the nation and sixth best in Florida by

    the Miami Herald, and was named to PrepStar's Top 100.

    Started all 18 regular season games recording 49 defensive tackles, 4 special teams tackles, 5 sacks, 5 TFL, 3 forced fumbles and 2 pass knockdowns. Best

    Performances: 2 sacks, 1 TFL and 1 forced fumble in Week 4 @ BC, 9 defensive tackles and 1 special teams tackle in Week 17 @ Saskatchewan.

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    What a monster game from Rashad on Friday night. If he keeps this up He will have 54 Sack, Esks will be 18-0, Brian Hall will have no clue and I will have

    thwarted 8 attempted streakers/field runner guys....

    What a GREAT SEASON that would be!!!!!

    This kid is gonna have a great season with Montford on his opposite side. I would be surprised to see him back next year as he should get a shot at the NFL

    thanks to Mr. Montford....(Oh and a little effort from himself too...the kid does have some serious skills)!

    Articles on #97 Jeanty
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/foo...ers/80703.html
    http://draftdaddy.com/prospects/rashadJeanty.cfm
    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Football/C...09834-sun.html
    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Football/C...5/1012064.html


    DELETIONS


    #93 - Clinton Wayne - DL - 6'2" 290 LBS - NI
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...yneClinton.JPG

    From Esks.com
    Wayne posted a career high 30 defensive tackles for the Buckeyes in 2003. Wayneís older brother Patrick played 117 games for the Ottawa Rough Riders

    (1987Ė1992, 1994).

    The Ohio State product has appeared in 54 games over the past three seasons. In 2003, Wayne posted a career high 30 defensive tackles.

    From Me

    Diesel - "Clinton Wayne had another strong workout, he seems to be in much better condition over last year."

    Wayne IMO did little to impress last season after coming over in the trade with Ottawa. Lets hope that his conditioning and the presence of Montford will

    help him.

    Articles on #93 Wayne
    http://www.canoe.ca/Slam020627/col_brennan-sun.html


    ADDITIONS


    #90 - Antico Dalton - DL - 6'2" 238 LBS - I
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...ltonAntico.JPG

    From Esks.com
    Originally drafted in the sixth round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings (199th overall). Dalton was released in August 2000 and signed by the New England Patriots in December that year. He appeared in three games Pats and was then released. After being signed by the Atlanta Falcons and assigned to Berlin of NFL Europe he was released by the Falcons in June 2002.

    Appeared in 30 games over four years at Hampton notching 73 tackles (17 for a loss) and 15.5 sacks. Dalton was the lone player from the Mid-East Athletic Conference drafted in 1999. Antico volunteers for Remnant Ministries in the off season.

    From Me
    Looks to split time with Alston at the DL spot. Had a decent game and either guy should excel with Montford/Jeanty and Scott showing that they are all forces.

    Articles on #90 Dalton
    http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/pl...3?OpenDocument
    http://www.mysportsdaily.com/draftsc....php?pyid=1232
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1629



    #52 - Taylor Inglis - DL/LS - 6'3" 240 LBS - NI
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//he...glisTaylor.JPG

    From Esks.com
    Inglis is a local product who played for the Edmonton Wildcats in 2004 after spending some time with the University of Alberta. He made an immediate impact on the PFC squad last season as the starting center and as a special teams leader. Football runs deep in the Inglis household as Taylorís father Gerry is the offensive line coach at the U of A.

    From Me
    Taylor did well to unseed Roger Reinsen at the LS/Special Teams guru position. Will be around for some time IMO and will become a mainstay on special teams and could develop into something more. Anyone who has ever played with or coached him says he has amazing potential and skill. (Doesnt hurt that he is a local kid who doesnt where #8 as well)

    Articles on #52 Inglis
    http://www.edmontonwildcats.com/0000...ID/1847/SID/37
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1646
    http://slam.canoe.ca/NFLCFLFuturesNews05/0621.html



    #6 - Tay Cody - DB - 5'9" 180 LBS - I
    http://www.esks.com/media/images//headshots/TayCody.JPG
    http://www.sptimes.com/News/102900/photos/sp-fsu.jpg
    http://www.cnnsi.com/football/nfl/20...s/tay_cody.jpg

    From Esks.com
    Cody was a three-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection and finished his collegiate career ranked seventh on FSUís interceptions list He earned All-America honours from American Football Coaches Association, College Football News and Football News as a senior. Cody was the only freshman to start on the 1987 Seminole squad. He graduated with degree in political science. Tay and his wife Chara have two sons, Tay, Jr. and Wantae

    Originally drafted in the third round (67th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. Started 11 games as a rookie, posting 59 tackles and two interceptions, but then suffered a broken toe in 2002 that limited him to just four appearances and earned him a spot on injured reserve the final three months of the campaign. While in San Diego, he was a teammate of current Eskimo defensive back Davis Sanchez. He was released by the Chargers in September 2003.

    From Me
    Brought in after not making it to camp, Tay showed sparks in his first game as an Eskimo with an interception and an assisted return of an INT. Has good speed but is a little small. Played well in the NFL as a smaller DB, will be interesting to see him develop. Me thinks this guy has some potential.

    Articles on #6 Cody
    http://seminoles.collegesports.com/s...ody_tay00.html
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1634




    #82 - Kwame Cavil - WR - 6'3" 209 LBS - I
    http://cache.nmn.speedera.net/pics23...0601174301.jpg
    http://tspweb02.tsp.utexas.edu/webar...n.lambrech.jpg

    From Alouettes.com
    Cavil played three seasons, 1997-99, with the University of Texas Longhorns... He sits in second place on the schoolís receiving list with 174 receptions for 2,279 yards and 10 touchdowns... In 1999, Cavil had his best college season, catching 100 passes for 1,188 yards in 14 games...In 1998, Cavil played 11 games, with 51 receptions for 775 yards and three touchdowns.

    2004 - Cavil had his best season in the CFL, gaining over 1000 yards for the first time of his career... Along with three teammate receivers, they became the first group of receivers in history to reach the 1000-yard receiving mark... Twice in the season, his games ended early because of a concussion...

    From Me
    Nice to have the management bring in a guy that we know can catch the ball. Imagine once all our guys are healthy, this corps will be even better.

    Articles on #82 Cavil
    http://www.montrealalouettes.com/Vie...0&ATCLID=37046
    http://tspweb02.tsp.utexas.edu/webar...01_Former.html
    http://www.esks.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1713
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    WOW!!!

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    Re: Eskimos Roster Breakdown

    very.....uh.....thorough

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    I have made this thread sticky.... Something of this magnitude doesn't deserve to be lost in the shuffle of other threads... plus should anyone need/want to look up some info on our current players it'll be easy to find

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    Glory is Mine!!!! (Sorry....watched Troy this weekend....)

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    I have made this thread sticky....
    before someone else jumps on this....

    Not sticky in the bad way... I'm not E4L...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esks4ever
    Not sticky in the bad way... I'm not E4L...


    Nice compilation, KC
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    Good job KC.

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    Nicely done, good detail. A few things on some of the players from my point.

    LeBlanc: He didn't look 6'3" to me, looked smaller but that could be his running style. He did impress me with good hands and nice route running for a guy just out of college.

    Marsh: This guy was the surprise of last year and has shown a real key quality ...tackling ability. We will see what he is made of when we play some real running teams that will be sending O-lineman after him all game.

    Jason Johnson: Didn't know much about him last year but he was outstanding in camp. He really reminded me of Ricky Ray in his quick reads and accurate throws. He seems to fit our offense and has a great attitude.

    Mike Bradley: He's a fan favourite on here no doubt about it, I love the way he returns kickoffs. However I just don't think his role will ever be significantly expanded over what it is now. Just my opinion. Great special teams guy.

    Craver: His punt returns were off and on but his value is that he can return and play corner. When Sanchez got nicked he stepped in for a number of plays. He has a big leg up on Tompkins in that he is a legit corner.

    Kabongo: I am amazed at his transformation, he seems to be improving each game. He played very well against Ottawa, no penalties that I can recall and alot of Ottawas early pressure was up the middle.

    Dixon: This guy could be this years Marsh, came out of nowhere had a good but not earth shattering camp.

    Alston: You used the term 'hulking d-lineman' please do not plagerize Vicky Hall.

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    Woah.

    Well, this derserves rep. Anything you'd ever want to know about the 2005 EE in one post

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    Re: Eskimos Roster Breakdown

    very well done

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    Wow...I'm impressed.
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    truly an impressive amount of work put into that KC.....
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    It was something that interested me so I thought I would share.....Hope it is of some use to everyone....

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    Scott changed his number to 96
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    Scott changed his number to 96
    Ya......I noticed that he had #91 until this morning when they had his # changed on the site to 96 and Rhett McLane having 91 as well as his OLine #....(Interesting)

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    Man, KC, that's awesome!
    We're cheering Fight Fight Fight On Eskimos...

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    KnuckleChucker...Outstanding. We can understand how it would take more than a lunch break to compile this data. The Team website should take note of this one.
    The members of this website are really to be complemented on their input for the benefit of the Eskimoe Team.
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    Outstanding job, KC! I'm sure that most of us will find your information both handy and entertaining!
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    "KC, get back to work. You're spending too much time on Eskimos stuff."
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    "Do you want a job? Pretty amazing analysis."
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    Great job, KC. You blew me away. In Roger Ebert style, out of five possible thumbs up:

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    Re: Eskimos Roster Breakdown

    excellent job!

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    Added Dalton & Inglis

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    Nice to see some info on Joe (being from Moose Jaw and all). It's pretty cool that a city of 30,000 has 3 CFL players as we sit and several more in the college ranks.

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    Whoa...that looks like a lot of work went into it. Great Job!!!

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    Thanks ER.........took a better part of 2 weeks....don;t expect one next year....

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    Added Tay Cody & Kwame Cavil.....

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