Return likely for Stamps' Ellis

STEVE MACFARLANE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:34 AM ET

Jon Gott is limping around in a boot, and Godfrey Ellis is walking around with a smile.

Things got tough for Gott when he rolled his right ankle in practice this week.

Things have been tough for Ellis all year.

He hasn’t complained, but the 6-foot-2, 300-lb. offensive lineman isn’t used to being a healthy scratch.

He’s been sitting out in sweats this season after dressing for all 20 Stamps games last year.

His patience will pay off if Gott can’t play Saturday at McMahon, when the Saskatchewan Roughriders come to town.

“I never asked any questions. I was just patient. It was a coach’s decision — they made the decision early in the year. I just flowed with it,” Ellis said Wednesday.

“Right now, it’s a good feeling for the possibility I’m going to be dressing this week. It’s a good feeling. I’m not gonna lie about it.

“You work for it. You work hard and things play out the way they do. Coaches make decisions, and you just have to deal with it. You can’t go home and cry about it, you just gotta come out and keep working and wait for your opportunity to come.”

His opportunity could come at guard or tackle. Ellis has played every position on the offensive line in the past and took some reps on the line’s exterior Wednesday.

“It’s funny, ’cause I’m a shorter guy, but I originally played tackle,” said the former Acadia Axemen.

“Guard and centre I picked up on later in my short football career so far.

“I feel pretty comfortable playing tackle. Wherever they put me, I just go. I don’t ask any questions. I just do my best.”


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