Secondary overflows

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON

, Last Updated: 7:32 AM ET

Where will the next domino fall?

With the Edmonton Eskimos acquiring defensive back Jordan Younger yesterday, the club is currently on the hook for a significant amount of salary in the secondary.

In fact, Sun Media has learned that the combined salary of defensive backs Omarr Morgan, Stanford Samuels, Jason Goss and Younger is almost $445,000.

Considering the salary cap is just $4.2 million in 2008, that is a hefty amount as far as secondaries are concerned.

So, is another trade - designed to drop salary - in the secondary in the works?

"I don't know if we are going to keep them all or if we are going to make a couple of more moves in the next little while," said Edmonton head coach Danny Maciocia, who has already made three trades in the last eight days.

"That is why we are here as a staff - take a look at the big picture as far as the back end."

Of course, the Esks could also just release one of their veteran defensive backs if there are no teams interested due to the high salaries.

Either way, Samuels believes something is going to happen.

"The writing is on the wall," said Samuels. "I can't see (Maciocia) keeping all of us."

Of note, Younger and Morgan both play weak-side corner.


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