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Edmonton Eskimos receiver Brandon Zylstra has clone in younger brother

Edmonton Eskimos receiver Brandon Zylstra has clone in younger brother

If the Canadian Football League ever turns to science to help drum up future talent, it won’t have to worry about cloning league-leading receiver Brandon Zylstra. Apparently that’s already been done. The Edmonton Eskimos slotback isn’t the only Zylstra ahead of the pack when it comes to putting up big receiving yards in 2017. His younger brother, Shane, is the leading receiver for the undefeated Minnesota State-Mankato, playing in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, with 490 yards and nine touchdowns on 30 catches across seven games so far in his sophomore season. “He’s my twin,” said Zylstra, 24, who just took over the top spot in CFL receiving with 147 yards on nine catches in Saturday’s 30-27 win over the Toronto Argonauts, putting him at 1,482 yards on the season with three games remaining. “We think the same, we look identical. He’s four years younger but we could pass off as twins. “He’s striving for greatness too, he wants to be the best in what he does and he’s way ahead of where I was at that time, so I’m very excited for him. He’s a freak athlete

 
 

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.

 
 

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.

 
 

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

 
 

Five things to watch in Saturday’s Eskimos-Stampeders rematch

Five things to watch in Saturday’s Eskimos-Stampeders rematch

Roster moves, offensive issues and defensive elements to watch for Saturday’s Eskimos-Stampeders game.

 
 

Eskimos need to do some soul-searching after loss to Ticats

Eskimos need to do some soul-searching after loss to Ticats

Simoni Lawrence was all smiles on Friday night, having helped his team put its stamp down as the best in the Canadian Football League.

 
 

Gutsy Gable bringing glory to Eskimos’ ground game

Gutsy Gable bringing glory to Eskimos’ ground game

To say C.J. Gable has hit the ground running down the playoff stretch would be an understatement. But the impact the veteran of five Canadian Football League seasons has had since the Edmonton Eskimos traded for him can’t be overstated. In two games, he’s recorded back-to-back performances of 100 yards rushing. Make that three in a row if you include his final outing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats before being dealt away for a pair of negotiation-list players. His arrival in Edmonton coincided with the end of a six-game losing skid, as he has played no small part in helping the Eskimos (9-6) to consecutive victories for the first time since starting out the season 7-0. And he’s now got three regular-season games left to prove there is nothing coincidental about it, beginning in Vancouver against the B.C

 
 

Reilly key if Eskimos finally knock off Stampeders

Reilly key if Eskimos finally knock off Stampeders

Mike Reilly is starting his first game since Week 1 of the CFL season and gets the task of trying to beat the Calgary Stampeders.

 
 

Tiger-Cats dominate Eskimos in CFL showdown that wasn’t

Tiger-Cats dominate Eskimos in CFL showdown that wasn’t

Earlier this week, Edmonton Eskimos defensive end Odell Willis said that Friday’s game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats would reveal what kind of team he’s on. “This little stretch is going to show if we’re an average team or a great team,” he said.

 
 
 
 

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