George gets second kick at starting

SCOTT FISHER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 7:40 AM ET

This time, Tearrius George wants to shower with the rest of his teammates.

Whoa, that didn't sound right.

It's not that he's that way -- not that there's anything wrong with that.

But in his lone CFL start earlier this season, George was sent off for a solo scrubbing early in the second quarter.

"I'm trying to see this one to the end," said George, who was banished for kicking a Roughriders player during their 49-8 stomping of the Stamps last month. "You can't make that mistake again. It was a foolish one, but that happens. You have to learn from something."

George again draws into the starting lineup in favour of injured defensive end Anthony Gargiulo when the Stamps face the Alouettes in Montreal tomorrow (5:30 p.m., TSN).

The 24-year-old filled in admirably in last weekend's win over Edmonton and was part of a key goal-line stand in the dying minutes.

Keeping the Eskimos out of the endzone when the game was on the line is something the defence can build on, he said.

"Most definitely," George said. "That's a character builder and a confidence builder.

"But at the same time, it's a whole different opponent."

George, who signed briefly with the NFL's New York Jets 15 months ago, said it has taken a while to get accustomed to the CFL.

"It's been what I expected as far as getting used to the whole tempo," George said. "It's a whole different tempo. You have to push yourself to the limit and get used to that pace.

"It's faster, there's less time in terms of rest and it's a way, way bigger field."

After being released by the Jets, George sat by the phone waiting for a call that didn't come until the Stamps invited him to their camp.

STAMPS ADD ANOTHER LINEMAN

The Stamps have signed defensive lineman Cory Jackson to the practice roster.

"We can put him on the roster for insurance purposes," said head coach Tom Higgins.


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