Frank looking sharp on return

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 7:29 AM ET

Don't count the old dog out.

Although he arrived a day late for Eskimo training camp because of a family funeral, Malcolm Frank has served notice that he's ready to fight for his job in the secondary.

The oldest player in camp at 37 years of age, Frank was in mid-season form yesterday.

"It's unbelievable," said head coach Danny Maciocia. "Two practices (yesterday) and not one bust, not one missed assignment (while covering a receiver)."

Frank will have to be sharp through the next three weeks of drills and exhibition games, because it's bound to be a dogfight at the cornerback position.

Keyuo Craver likely has the inside track for one of the two spots, leaving Frank to battle for the other against two new faces: Jonte Buhl and Roosevelt Williams, who have both made favourable first impressions and are at least a decade younger.

"You do your best," said Frank, a seven-year veteran, "but sooner or later (a team) has to go young. Maybe this is the year I am out."

HURT PARADE: Fullback Mike Maurer sprained his right foot yesterday.


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