Sounds of CBC silence helps studies

SCOTT ZERR -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 12:10 PM ET

Quincy Stewart took advantage of the silent broadcast of Friday's game to intently study the intricacies of the CFL game.

No nattering voices probably helped Stewart prepare for his arrival yesterday, sliding onto the Eskimos' roster after the linebacker was released by the Minnesota Vikings.

"It was still exciting," said Stewart of his viewing experience.

"You could still hear the stadium announcer but you had to turn it up a little louder."

The object of watching the game was to give the Louisiana Tech product a glimpse of the things that he'll need to get familiar with in a hurry.

"There's a lot of rules I need to catch up on," said Stewart.

"I pick up things quick."

Stewart spent two seasons with San Francisco, earning kudos for his special-teams play that saw him rack up 21 tackles in 31 games.

The six-foot-one, 235-pounder was a teammate of Ricky Ray's with the New York Jets in 2003 and played in 12 games.

"He's a guy we had our eye on for a while," said coach Danny Maciocia.

"He comes highly recommended.

"He's got good speed and he's physical enough to clog up the middle."


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