Esks grab three of four honours

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 10:13 AM ET

It wasn't quite a clean sweep, but the Edmonton Eskimos have claimed three of the four CFL Player of the Week awards after beating Calgary in the Labour Day rematch.

To no one's surprise, Adam Braidwood earned the lineman award for the best game of his career.

Not only did the rookie defensive end score a touchdown, he also forced three fumbles, had two quarterback sacks and two tackles.

Quarterback Ricky Ray was handed the offensive player hardware for leading Edmonton on a near 90-yard drive in the final two minutes to give the Esks their biggest win of its season to date.

Not known for his quick feet, Ray also ran for 81 yards on eight carries.

And Sean Fleming earned the honour in the special teams category after going five-for-five in the field-goal department.

Although he has had to deal with two snappers - Taylor Inglis and Mike Maurer - and a new holder (Jason Johnson) this year, Fleming has only missed twice in the last nine games.

"It has actually gone a lot smoother than what I thought it was (going to be)," said the 15-year veteran, who is 21-for-23 in those nine games.

FINISH LINES: The roster picture for Saturday's game is becoming clearer for the Esks, but nothing is set in stone yet.

Linebacker Marcus Winn is still dealing with a hamstring strain and didn't practice yesterday, leaving him doubtful for Saturday.

That opens the door for import Donald Brady to be added to the roster.

J.R. LaRose and Will Loftus practiced yesterday for the first time this week and appear to be probable for Saturday. LaRose and Jonte Buhl both took reps at starting safety.

It also appears that rookie Jason Nugent could see his first game action on special teams Saturday.


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