Eskimos vs. Blue Bombers

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:04 AM ET

WHO TO WATCH

ESKIMOS: DE ANDRE SOMMERSELL

A battered 'Peg O-line will focus on Joe Montford, which means Sommersell could have a big impact at the other end.

BOMBERS: SB MILT STEGALL

Will he embarrass Eskimo defensive back Keyuo Craver again? Edmonton can't afford a repeat of his two TD performance on Canada Day.

HURT PARADE

EDMONTON: Mookie Mitchell (hamstring), Steven Marsh (ACL), A.J. Gass (hamstring); In: LB Antico Dalton, DT Jabari Issa, SB Rob Leblanc; Out: DE Sherrod Coates, DE Chuck Alston, LB Jean-Philippe Abraham

WINNIPEG: Matt Sheridan (groin), Dan Goodspeed (knee), Mike Quinn (sternum); In: OL Mike Abou-Mechrek, OL Marc Parenteau, RB Henri Childs, DT Ron Warner, QB Russ Mincha, DE Stevie Baggs, C Dominic Picard; Out: OL Sheridan, OL Goodspeed, QB Quinn, DT Dante Booker, DB John Sullivan, DB William Fields, DL Martin Lapostolle

NOTES

In a previously unannounced transaction by the Eskimos, import OL Raleigh Roundtree moves from the injured-reserve list to the 46-man roster for today's game, taking Jean-Philippe Abraham's spot. Roundtree won't play or dress unless there is a last-minute injury. Abraham moves to the practice roster, where he won't receive a full paycheque this week ... Like smart marketing executives, the Eskimos aren't tipping their hand on whether they'll lift tonight's television blackout, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see the game on TSN in Edmonton. Every CFL team has to lift two blackouts each year. The Esks have already allowed one game to be televised in their market - the victory against B.C. - and tonight's game is likely the club's best option to finish their obligation. A late start time on a weeknight, coupled with the fact the Bombers are likely the least attractive opponent for ticket sales makes it a wise move to allow the game into local homes.

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