Campin' with the Esks ...

Edmonton Sun staff

, Last Updated: 8:08 AM ET

TODAY'S SCHEDULE

9 to 11 a.m. at Concordia University College

TOMORROW'S SCHEDULE

7 p.m. versus Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Commonwealth Stadium

FIRST DOWN

There was a Brinks truck in the parking lot at Concordia prior to yesterday's workout, which prompted a few players to wonder aloud if it was payday for QB Ricky Ray. Ray signed a four-year deal worth an estimated $400,000 per season and included a $200,000 signing bonus. "I thought it was here for (cornerback Davis) Sanchez," chuckled free safety Kelly Wiltshire. Sanchez fared better financially in his contract negotiations with Esks president and CEO Hugh Campbell than Wiltshire did. Regardless, they won't be holding a tag day for Wiltshire any time soon. Still, Campbell might have been able to drive an even harder bargain. "For a chance to have another championship on my resume, I would have played for nothing," Wiltshire grinned. "But they didn't ask."

SECOND DOWN

While there are a number of personnel decisions to be made prior to tomorrow's pre-season tilt versus Winnipeg, QB Jason Maas, WR Ed Hervey and SB Derrell Mitchell have already been designated sitters. Maas could be used to pin the ball for Sean Fleming on field goal and point after attempts. QB Khari Jones and WR Andrew Nowacki have been honing their holding skills during training camp and could find themselves pinning the ball tomorrow night. "Jason Maas is healthy, but if something were to happen during the season we could use Khari or Andrew," said head coach Danny Maciocia ... Edmonton Huskies product J.R. Larose is likely to see playing time in the secondary tomorrow.

PARING DOWN

No roster moves. There are a total of 67 players in camp.


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