Believe it or not, there is good news in the Eskimo camp this week.
Top-notch receiver Ed Hervey is progressing at a solid rate after suffering a serious knee injury in late July.
With third-string quarterback Jason Johnson throwing tight spirals, Hervey ran through a simple drill at Clarke Park yesterday afternoon - and delivered good news moments later.
"I just completed eight routes in our (pass) route tree and (the knee) feels good," he said. "My conditioning might be a little bit in question right now but I can still work on that.
"I'm very optimistic about the upcoming game (but) I know it's not entirely up to me."
After sitting on the sidelines for six consecutive games, the Esks' coaching staff will closely watch Hervey this week in practice before submitting a final roster on Friday afternoon. Edmonton plays B.C. on Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium.
In the six games Hervey has missed, Edmonton has won just twice after starting the year 5-1.
"I feel very happy that I am at this stage that I am talking about playing in a game again especially after the injury," continued Hervey.
Hervey suffered a torn MCL in his right knee while playing against Hamilton on July 30.