Stamps' Freeman won't stand for being in Cameron's Wake

WES GILBERTSON

, Last Updated: 9:24 AM ET

Eddie Freeman won't be mistaken for a player agent, but teh Calgary Stampeders offensive lineman has a message for the NFL brass reportedly lining up to secure Cam Wake's services for next season.

Just wait one more day.

The B.C. Lions sacking star is expected to bolt for the four-down football ranks after his sophomore CFL campaign, and Freeman figures the Calgary Stampeders will send him on his way with a victory over Wake's squad in today's West Division final.

"I wish him the best, but his season is what it's going to be tomorrow, and our season is going to be happily progressing on to next week," Freeman said. "He's going to have time. He can start looking for his NFL team next week."

It's obvious some of the Stampeders are sick and tired of hearing about Wake, the sophomore defensive end who terrorized quarterbacks with a CFL-best 23 sacks in the regular season and is one of three All-Canadians -- Brent Johnson and Aaron Hunt are the others -- on what's widely viewed as the top front four of the eight-team loop.

Just don't tell that to defensive end Charleston Hughes.

"I think we're very underrated," said Hughes, who missed the regular-season finale with a rib injury but will be back in the starting lineup today. "I feel like we are the best D-line in the league."

Freeman expects the Stampeders to prove they boast the league's top defence in today's semifinal showdown at McMahon Stadium.

"The reason why we are here is because of our defence. You guys have always had offence. You guys have always had a top-one or top-two offence, but now you got the other side of the coin."


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