Calgary Stampeders return-man Larry Taylor back in the saddle

Ratio numbers saw Stamps KR Larry Taylor a healthy scratch last game. (AL CHAREST/QMI Agency)

Ratio numbers saw Stamps KR Larry Taylor a healthy scratch last game. (AL CHAREST/QMI Agency)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:23 PM ET

Larry Taylor was a victim of the numbers game.

But the Calgary Stampeders’ 28-year-old return man isn’t acting like a victim.

One week after sitting out as a healthy scratch, Taylor is expected to return to the field Friday at Commonwealth Stadium against the Edmonton Eskimos (7 p.m., TSN, News Talk 770), and he realizes the situation was out of his control.

“You can’t control what goes on ratio-wise and the situations the team is put in,” Taylor said Wednesday, after fielding kicks on a chilly morning at McMahon Stadium. “We lost our backup running back in Matt (Walter) and we had to put in a backup running back who was more familiar with what was going on (at that position).”

Taylor watched as running back Clifton Smith, signed as a free agent Sept. 14, was moved off the practice squad to return kicks, and ended up scoring the game-winning touchdown on a six-yard reception in the 40-26 win over the B.C. Lions.


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