Campin' with the Esks ...

Edmonton Sun staff

, Last Updated: 9:28 AM ET

TODAY'S SCHEDULE

6:30 p.m. at Winnipeg Blue Bombers (630 CHED)

TOMORROW

4:15 p.m. at Concordia University College

FIRST DOWN

Offensive lineman Rhett McLane was the Esks third selection in the 2004 Canadian college draft. Due to the knee injury he sustained playing at the University of Saskatchewan McLane split his time between the injury list and practice roster last season. After impressing the coaching staff in the Esks pre-season opener against the Blue Bombers last Friday, it now appears McLane is a good bet to emerge as one of the team's seven offensive linemen.

"We decided to invest a year in Rhett because we saw a bright future in him," offered head coach Danny Maciocia.

"If he didn't have the injury, he definitely would have been a first-rounder in the draft. We think he's going to play in the CFL for a number of years."

SECOND DOWN

Cornerback Davis Sanchez was among the designated sitters for last Friday's pre-season tilt but will be in the lineup tonight. SB Derrell Mitchell is also slated to make his pre-season debut for the Esks ... Non-import defensive linemen Randy Spencer (shoulder) and Steve Charbonneau (knee), OL Chris Morris (knee), WR Ed Hervey (knee) QB Ricky Ray (knee), FB Mike Maurer (bruised sternum) won't make the trip to Winnipeg ... WR Scott Cloman will have the distinction of being the only player to play for both teams in the Esks-Winnipeg pre-season set.

Cloman was released following last Friday's 20-20 draw at Commonwealth and scooped up by the Blue Bombers yesterday.

PARING DOWN

No roster moves.

Including 2005 draft picks and junior players, the Esks have 54 players in camp.


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