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Edmonton Eskimos Record: 4-6-1

TYLER EBELL, RB

The Montreal secondary is bound to improve, meaning the Esks will need to rely on Ebell - and his battered shoulder - even more.

KEY MATCHUP

WR Kamau Peterson vs. MTL's Tim Strickland

With Jason Tucker bound to get more attention after 217 receiving yards last week, Peterson could become a more available target.

INJURIES

SB Pat Woodcock (knee), DB Lenny Williams (knee), DT Chuck Alston (thigh), SB Fred Stamps (appendix), DB Jonte Buhl (wrist), DE Brandon Guillory (spine), OL Dan Comiskey (tricep), LB Antico Dalton (back), OL Kevin Lefsrud (concussion), DB Stanford Samuels (concussion), DE Kenny Hollis (hamstring)

ROSTER NOTES

WHO'S IN: DB Joey Thomas, DE Tim Cheatwood, RB Damien Anderson

WHO'S OUT: Woodcock, Alston, WR Quentin McCord

NOTABLES

The Eskimos were able to beat the Montreal defence last week 12 different times for plays above 15 yards.

THEY SAID IT

"We are grown men, we are not going to impose curfews - but we are not going to let each other run the streets."

A.J. Gass on the Esks handling Montreal nightlife

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Montreal Alouettes Record: 6-5

JARRETT PAYTON, RB

Edmonton got off easy last week because Payton only had 13 carries due to the large scoreboard deficit. Payton can burn a defence.

KEY MATCHUP

MTL O-line vs. ESK D-line

Will Tim Cheatwood make a difference for Edmonton? Will Montreal establish its all-important running game?

INJURIES

S S. Gallant (knee), QB A. Calvillo (shoulder), S E. Boulay (foot), OL J. Perrett (ankle), RB B. Perry (knee), DB D. Sanchez (knee), LB D. Taylor (elbow), RB M. Imoh (collarbone), FB M. Vilimek (knee), WR D. Stala (foot), DL S. Charbonneau (virus)

ROSTER NOTES

WHO'S IN: SB Ben Cahoon, SB Shaun Diner

WHO'S OUT: S Joel Wright, Perrett

NOTABLES

Montreal offensive lineman Luke Fritz is on the trade market, but the Esks haven't spoken to the Als about the six-year non-import CFL veteran ... However, the Sun has learned that Edmonton inquired about OL Paul Archer before the Als released him.

THEY SAID IT

"Ricky Ray is a tough, tough man. We have knocked him on the ground I don't know how many times and he keeps ticking."

Montreal head coach Jim Popp


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