Samuels called the shot

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 11:26 AM ET

Stanford Samuels called the shot days before it happened.

The Edmonton Eskimos defensive halfback predicted nearly two weeks ago that the writing was on the wall and that one of the team's veteran defensive backs would be shown the door.

That has now come true, with the release of Omarr Morgan yesterday.

"To be honest, it was wishful thinking that Omarr was going to be there (with the club this season) after (trading for) Jordan Younger," said Samuels yesterday.

"(Morgan) can really play but this is the business (of football)."

With a yearly salary of almost $145,000, Morgan was too expensive - especially with Younger playing the same position and carrying an $80,000 salary for this season.

"I'm sure he can latch on somewhere else," continued Samuels.

"I definitely wouldn't be surprised to see him (in Saskatchewan).

"I'm pretty sure some people in Saskatchewan will be pretty happy (with Morgan's release in Edmonton)."

QUICK HIT:

For the first time in three seasons, Adam Braidwood will not see Rob Brown on the Edmonton defensive line.

"It's tough -- Rob's a good dude," said Braidwood on the release of the veteran yesterday.

"He brings a lot to the game. It sucks. But the Eskimos are going in a different direction."

Braidwood is currently the leading contender to grab a non-import defensive tackle position at training camp.

Brown would have been competing for an import DT position.

"It will be to my advantage to be inside (at defensive tackle)," said Braidwood, who is moving from defensive end.

"I'll be a lot faster than most guys. It will give me a chance to get some one-on-one (match ups on offensive linemen).

"It'll give me a chance not to do so much shuffle technique and being one-on-one with quarterbacks and running backs (in open field)."


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