Maciocia: O-line has room for import:

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:44 AM ET

If everything stays according to plan, the Edmonton Eskimos are going to keep an import offensive lineman when training camp is over.

"We are going to keep an import around here (on offensive line), now whether he is on the 42 (-man roster) or not - that is to be determined in the next couple of weeks," said head coach Danny Maciocia.

When Patrick Kabongo recovers from his ankle injury, the Esks will look hard at starting a non-import O-line.

During yesterday's Green and Gold game, import Raleigh Roundtree started in Kabongo's regular tackle spot.

A starter last year at right guard, Roundtree is no longer the top dog at his old position. Kevin Lefsrud seems to have that job at the moment.

While Tony Tella and Lawrence Smith are also imports, Roundtree is likely the top import at camp.

What is certain is the Esks won't keep an American as the No. 6 lineman on the 42-man roster.

If an import isn't starting, he'll be one of the four non-dressed reserves on the 46-man roster.


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