More cuts on the way

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 11:07 AM ET

Danny Maciocia isn't done chopping. The Eskimos head coach doesn't believe he is done releasing veteran players before the start of training camp this spring.

"I think we are going to have to probably make a few more moves here," said Maciocia. "What those moves are, I am not ready to come out and divulge them yet."

The club's latest mock roster and salary structure has Edmonton slightly over the CFL's $4.2-million salary cap.

ESK-CETERA ...

The Green and Gold have quietly inked linebacker Siddeeq Shabazz to a new two-year deal.

"I think he has the ability to be a future star in the CFL," said Maciocia.

QUICK HIT ...

Former Esks DE Rahim Abdullah has surfaced with the Grand Rapids Rampage in the Arena Football League.

However, Charles Alston has been placed on recallable waivers by the AFL's Kansas City Brigade.

And quarterback Brett Elliott - who had a cup of coffee with Edmonton last fall - is now on injured reserve with the San Jose club in the indoor league.

FINISH LINES ...

The Eskimos want to start construction sometime this year on a new building that will either be attached or next to Commonwealth Stadium.

"We have got the money," said LeLacheur, referring to the $15 million from the government that can be used for the project.

"We are trying to finalize things with the city.

"We want a fieldhouse and our offices there."

EXTRA POINT ...

Jeff Polovick is returning for another season as club chairman.

Leaving the board is Bill Ross, being replaced by Larry Pollock.


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