Sudden impact

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:04 AM ET

In just his first day back with the club after being cut in the preseason, long snapper Roger Reinson made an impact on the field and in the locker room.

On the Clarke Stadium field turf yesterday afternoon it didn't look like Reinson had missed a beat, firing crisp spirals back to Sean Fleming.

"It felt pretty good. It doesn't feel like I have been away for very long," said Reinson, who expects to play and will likely be placed on the roster tomorrow for injured snapper Taylor Inglis.

Reinson's performance yesterday likely made Maciocia rest a little easier last night. Finding long snappers at the drop of the hat can be very difficult.

Just ask the Saskatchewan Roughriders, as the club struggled to find the right replacement after Jocelyn Frenette injured an arm earlier in the year.

Two replacements later and the Riders still had problems with snaps last weekend in the East semi-final.

The only problem Reinson is causing is in the locker room -- and it's good natured.

"He's a character," said Maciocia.

"I was in the (locker room) for 20 minutes and Dwayne (Mandrusiak, the equipment manager) wanted to know if we could find anybody else."

Reinson replied with a chuckle: "Dwayne has a habit of making my life miserable. Asking for a pair of socks can be drawn out to be a huge drama. But I'll get the last laugh with Dwayne."

LATE HITS: Maciocia expects special teams player GLEN YOUNG to dress Sunday after recovering from a knee injury in Calgary last weekend. However, cornerback DAVIS SANCHEZ is still doubtful with a groin injury. He wasn't able to practise again yesterday.


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