Acree may have played himself onto team

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:31 AM ET

T.J. Acree just made Danny Maciocia's job more difficult.

So did Fred Stamps.

But on the flip side, running back Tyler Ebell made it very easy.

Coming into last night's pre-season game, Acree was fighting with Stamps and veteran Mookie Mitchell for the final two import receiver spots.

Playing the entire first half and much more than Mitchell, Acree finished the game with four catches for 96 yards.

"I'll hope for the best," said Acree on the cuts looming on the club.

The Eskimos have to declare their 46-man roster by tomorrow at 10 p.m.

Some cuts could come as early as today. But Acree did more than catch the ball. The third-year CFL veteran also threw a key block on Jason Tucker's 56-yard reception in the first half to set up Edmonton's opening touchdown.

"I just try to put myself in the way - obviously, I am not too big," said the 5-11, 184 pounder.

Stamps contributed with two catches for 66 yards, including a 56-yard grab while Mitchell made just one catch for nine yards.

For his part, Ebell guaranteed himself a spot somewhere with the club by producing a combined 63 yards of offence while not dropping a single pass.


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