There's grounds to hype Stamps

WES GILBERTSON AND IAN BUSBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 11:14 AM ET

It seems you can't mention the Tiger-Cats these days without hearing about Hamilton's glut of talent at the running back position.

Between bulldozer Jesse Lumsden, shifty speedster Terry Caulley and former Indianapolis Colt Kenton Keith, the backfield is one spot the lowly Ticats boast an embarrassment of riches.

Thing is, the Calgary Stampeders have a pretty good ground attack, too, even if Joffrey Reynolds -- the guy who quietly leads the CFL in rushing yardage -- has to share headlines with a bunch of other offensive guns.

"I just try to be the best player I can be," Reynolds said yesterday after practice at McMahon Stadium.

"Regardless of whether you get mentioned or not, when your team is winning and you're helping your team win and you have the production to go with it, I think that speaks a lot for itself."

The Ticats will be without Lumsden (shoulder) and Caulley (knee) when the two squads square off tonight in Hamilton, but with Keith making his first start at Ivor Wynne Stadium, Reynolds won't be the star running attraction.

That's fine by Reynolds, who leads the league with 1,167 rushing yards.

"You really don't have any selfish people on our team," Reynolds said.

ARMOUR IFFY LAST NIGHT

Stamps linebacker JoJuan Armour missed yesterday's practice session and is iffy to make the trip to Hamilton.

The team took a late flight to Ontario last night.

"He was injured in an off-the-field incident (Tuesday)," said Stamps head coach John Hufnagel.


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