Edmonton Eskimos

5 things we learned: Blue Bombers 33, Eskimos 26

5 things we learned: Blue Bombers 33, Eskimos 26

The Edmonton Eskimos roster has been beaten up almost beyond recognition. At the same time, they had been consistently finding ways to win despite injuries piling on to key positions to the point where, for as deep as the talent runs on this roster, the cupboards had finally become bare. Each week it was someone new going down: Defensive captain J.C. Sherritt, a trio of Canadian WIL linebackers, star receiver Adarius Bowman, starting running back John White and his backup, Travon Van, among others. They survived their offensive line being ravaged by injury at one point and a week ago, it was the defensive line’s turn to lose both Almondo Sewell and Marcus Howard. That proved to be the tipping point that saw the end to a 7-0 start to the season with a 33-26 loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

 
 

Eskimos rookie receiver introduces himself to CFL with a bang

Eskimos rookie receiver introduces himself to CFL with a bang

Derel Walker hails from Hillsboro, Texas, but the 24-year-old rookie has seemingly come out of nowhere to lead the Edmonton Eskimos in receiving yards the last two games. The six-foot-two, 185-pound receiver out of Texas A&M University caught a game-high 10 passes for 125 yards in his Canadian Football League debut on Aug. 13 against the Montreal Alouettes and then hauled in 14 passes for 183 yards in his second game last Friday against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

 
 

Eskimos rookie QB to make first CFL start Friday

Eskimos rookie QB to make first CFL start Friday

James Franklin isn’t perfect, but he has played well enough to earn his first Canadian Football League start. The Edmonton Eskimos announced Monday that their rookie quarterback will direct the offence against the Toronto Argonauts on Friday at Commonwealth Stadium.

 
 

Mounting injuries and poor first half ends Eskimos’ win streak

Mounting injuries and poor first half ends Eskimos’ win streak

All good things must come to an end. Unfortunately for the Edmonton Eskimos, there has been nothing good about their ongoing injury situation. So although their winning streak was interrupted Thursday by a 33-26 loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers after a 7-0 start to the season, the list of walking wounded continues to grow. This time it was middle linebacker Korey Jones leaving the stadium in a walking boot after his night ended in the first half, along with offensive lineman Jean-Simon Roy and wide receiver Vidal Hazelton, while defensive backs Brandyn Thompson, Johnny Adams and Andrew Lue left later on. And it turns out there was another casualty, as the Eskimos prepared to board a chartered flight home. “Our plane got hurt tonight too,” defensive end Odell Willis tweeted, adding the hashtag: Injuries happening everywhere. “We gotta stay in Winnipeg tonight.” With all the winning streak talk behind them, injuries remain a concern. “I’ve been concerned about it all year, no one wants guys to get injured on your football team but our mentality on our team is to keep playing,” said head coach Jason Maas. “I feel like we have strength in our depth and it’s being challenged completely because now we’re going to have to start probably bringing in guys because we don’t have enough healthy bodies

 
 

Eskimos QB Franklin suffers lung contusion

Eskimos QB Franklin suffers lung contusion

On Friday night, James Franklin made a case to be the Edmonton Eskimos’ starting quarterback. On Saturday, he gave the Eskimos a scare.

 
 

Friday’s letters: Jasper Avenue makeover causing headaches

Friday’s letters: Jasper Avenue makeover causing headaches

The Jasper Avenue Experience Project (109 Street to 115 Street) is causing more disruption than pleasure by taking out the outside lanes on both sides of Jasper Avenue. It is one of the busiest traffic routes and the adjacent streets on 100 Avenue and 102 Avenue have had lanes reduced for the introduction of bicycle lanes.  This creates more congestion, especially at rush hour and impedes the flow of traffic especially with buses not being able to pull off and with no right-turn lanes. The picnic tables beside empty lots and the hospital parking lot are not convenient and not well-used.  There is less parking now for many Jasper Avenue restaurants. This project caters to a few and creates frustration to many. The city benefits more from all the giant flowering planters and hanging baskets along the city streets. Sharon Yuen, Edmonton Disposable packaging should be recyclable Re

 
 

John MacKinnon: Edmonton Eskimos snap 12-game losing streak against Stampeders with panache

John MacKinnon: Edmonton Eskimos snap 12-game losing streak against Stampeders with panache

The Eskimos had lost 12 straight games against the Stampeders, their last victory coming in the West Division semifinal back in 2011.

 
 

Edmonton Eskimos finally take down Stampeders with a wet, physical win

Edmonton Eskimos finally take down Stampeders with a wet, physical win

There’s nothing quite like that feeling of looking the bully that’s pushed you around for years right in the eye and hitting them with everything you’ve got.

 
 

Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols knows what Willis is talkin’ ’bout

Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols knows what Willis is talkin’ ’bout

Odell Willis came into Thursday’s game tied for the division lead with six sacks. But the Edmonton Eskimos pass rusher and defensive captain is also known for talking a good game. In both departments, the nine-year CFL veteran appears to be at the top of his game at age 32. “To me, Odell’s always been a difference maker, a guy that changes games,” said Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols. “I don’t know if he’s done anything different in the off-season or anything like that, but he looks the same to me when you turn on the film.

 
 

MacKinnon: Eskimos won’t call Stampeders ‘Daddy’ like Pedro Martinez did with Yankees

MacKinnon: Eskimos won’t call Stampeders ‘Daddy’ like Pedro Martinez did with Yankees

MacKinnon asks whether the improving Edmonton Eskimos have improved enough since Monday to end a lengthy 12-game, 3-1/2-year losing streak to the Calgary Stampeders

 
 
 
 

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