Tucker looks to draw in Friday

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:55 AM ET

There is no need to panic about Jason Tucker.

Although he has been standing on the sidelines for the first two practices of this week resting a knee/thigh injury, the Eskimos' clutch receiver believes he will play Friday night against Saskatchewan.

But that isn't stopping him from having some fun with the media.

Case in point is this response yesterday when asked what the medical staff is saying: "They are saying if the sun is at the right angle and the moon lines up with all the planets and the gravity is not too strong and the wind is not blowing too hard there is a good possibility (I will play)."

SHORT HIT: Recovered enough from a turf toe problem, defensive back Stanford Samuels returned to the practice field yesterday after a one-day hiatus.

Edmonton head coach Danny Maciocia stated yesterday he's very pleased with how Samuels and his secondary is coming together.

"We have got some playmakers back there and now we have to get a feel for the scheme and for one and other because there is just so much communication out there especially in the back end with all these rub routes that people are playing," said Maciocia.

"You need to know who is high and who is low and who has got in the inside and who has got the outside."

FINISH LINES: Jonte Buhl clearly can't handle sitting still. In the funniest scene from practice yesterday, Buhl tried shagging punts even though he has a cast on his broken right wrist. As if that wasn't enough, he wanted to play catch with Tucker at one point.


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