Gettin' his kicks in

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 11:14 AM ET

Passing his medical, Edmonton Eskimos kicker/punter Noel Prefontaine is now down to business at training camp.

One of the first items on the to-do list is finding a holder for field goals - and the auditions have already started.

While successfully connecting on 54-yard attempts at the end of practice yesterday, Prefontaine was working with Stefan LeFors and Jason Maas.

LeFors had the holding job last year for Sean Fleming, while Maas handled the duties in 2005.

"Stefan is a lefty, so he benefits in that regard," said Prefontaine after passing his medical and a neuro test yesterday morning.

"But Jason has a huge work ethic. When it comes down to it, maybe we will have two great holders."

With the Toronto Argos last year, Prefontaine used right-handed linebacker Kevin Eiben to hold.

"As a holder, you are supposed to hold with your back hand - if that makes any sense - so for Stefan it is easier for him to control (the ball) with his left (hand as the back hand in a hold) because he throws left handed," explained the kicker on his potential new partner.

As for working with sophomore Warren Kean - who is competing for the field-goal and kickoff roles - Prefontaine isn't having any problems.

QUICK HITS: Kelly Campbell's stock is clearly on the rise. The import receiver worked with the first-team offence yesterday while Jason Tucker nursed back spasms on the sidelines. Campbell also received reps as a punt returner.

FINISH LINES: Highly touted starting left tackle Garrick Jones had an ice-pack on one leg during practice yesterday. But he was able to walk along the sidelines after the injury happened.


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