Commonwealth Stadium still special to Peterson

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:14 PM ET

When Kamau Peterson returns to Commonwealth Stadium Saturday, he will find his locker in a new spot.

Make that, an old location.

After being released by the Edmonton Eskimos in the off-season while training to return from a ruptured Achilles, Peterson earned his way onto the B.C. Lions roster in training camp.

The 11-year CFL veteran will be making his first start of the season Saturday against Edmonton, where he spent the past three seasons.

"Before I actually played for the team, I had some of my best games here as a visitor," said Peterson, who has previously suited up with Calgary, Winnipeg and Hamilton. "This place has always been special to me. The tradition and richness of it obviously really set home with me when I played here. But even before that, this place was always magic to me and hopefully still can be."

The tough part will be making his way to the old, un-renovated visitor's locker-room.

"A little bit, especially knowing what they've got on the other side," Peterson said. "It's great what they've done with the place."

Peterson has done some rebuilding of his own.

"It's been a long road. I haven't been able to do some of the things I can do now since about '08," said Peterson, who was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian that year after being the Eskimos' leading receiver. "It's really special to me to be able to get back here in this setting."


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