Sssssshhhhhh! ... Lee's at work

DEREK VAN DIEST -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:20 AM ET

Jermaine Lee is a quiet guy.

He's so quiet, sometimes he blends into the walls.

Tomorrow, however, the Edmonton Eskimos rookie defensive end will get a chance to make some noise as he's expected to dress against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

"He's a kid that's been here for the last few months and comes to work every day," Maciocia said.

"He works hard and doesn't say two words. He works so hard that sometimes he upsets other people that are not working as hard as he does."

Lee, 22, was born in Brooklyn, New York, but moved to Toronto at a young age. He lived north of the border until he was eight years old before returning to New York.

His dual citizenship makes Lee a non-import.

"I'm very excited," Lee said. "This is a great bunch of guys, a great coaching staff, they motivate me so much."

Lee, a product of the University at Albany, was selected by the Eskimos in June's CFL supplemental draft.

In his four years at Albany, Lee played in 37 games, registering 116 tackles and 16 sacks.

He's been waiting all year for his shot.

"It's been tough waiting, but I'm here with a great bunch of guys," Lee said.

"My D-line buddies have been supporting, telling me to keep working hard that I'll get my turn and that's what I've be doing."

Despite being a defensive lineman, Lee's just expected to take part in special teams play against Hamilton.

"We think he's a guy that deserves an opportunity," Maciocia said. "We're going to find out about him soon."


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