Lewis back in the lineup on limited basis

IAN BUSBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:47 AM ET

Nik Lewis will be full of bubbling energy tonight but he will have to harness it for when his number is called.

The Calgary Stampeders receiver draws back into the lineup after being a healthy scratch last week but will still have to wait his turn to get on the field against the Lions.

The Stamps have scrapped the rotation system, so Lewis will likely only see the field in certain formations or else will have to replace someone else.

"It's a little hard to get my game going this week," said Lewis. "Everybody knows what I can do. There's nothing wrong with me. I'm just going through some things. When I go back to look at film, I've always had a couple of drops early in every season I played in the CFL."

Lewis has hit the 1,000-yard mark in each of his first three CFL campaigns but will need the opportunities to get there this season. Through three games, Lewis has 63 yards on seven catches.

DYNAMIC DUO

Through four games, the Lions top receiver is Jason Clermont, not perennial all-star Geroy Simon.

This hardly concerns head coach Wally Buono because Clermont was out with an injury this time last year when Simon was leading the league in yardage.

"Getting the ball to Jason Clermont isn't a sin and not something we're going to apologize for," Buono said. "The game dictates what happens. In the Saskatchewan game, Geroy's number was called 17 times.

"Because he was doubled or it's zone, the quarterback threw the ball somewhere else. Unfortunately it's the nature of the game sometimes. You can't force the ball in to get somebody stats because it will result in the negative stat -- we will lose."

CREEHAN FOR A CAUSE

The matchup with B.C. is in support of Prostrate Cancer Awareness and members of Prostrate Calgary will be in the concourse tonight handing out blue bracelets and boxer shorts for nominal donations.

Stamps defensive co-ordinator Denny Creehan is the spokesperson for the cause because he is a cancer survivor. Although he doesn't enjoy talking about his experience, he does so for those he can help.

"If somebody gets checked out and then gets cured because of this, it will be all worth it," Creehan said. "It's not fun getting tested. But it can save your life to get checked out."


Videos

Photos