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JONATHAN HUNTINGTON, EDMONTON SUN

, Last Updated: 10:29 AM ET

Brandon Guillory is still stapled to the sidelines.

After an impressive preseason campaign - recording three of Edmonton's five sacks - Guillory was a healthy scratch for last night's Eskimos' tilt against the Calgary Stampeders at Commonwealth Stadium.

It marked the second straight game the defensive end has been kept off the playing roster.

"It is frustrating ," said Guillory. "After seeing your team lose the first game, I couldn't do anything about it from the sofa (watching on TV). It put flashes back in my head of last season of me doing that."

Guillory was forced to watch all 18 regular-season games in 2007 while he recovered from a spinal-cord contusion.

Counting the two regular-season games this year, he has missed 20 straight real games.

"I can't question the coach's decision. I just have to support him," said Guillory before the start of yesterday's game.

Rookie Montez Murphy received his second straight start at defensive end last night. He beat Guillory for the starting job at camp.

Rookie Tyler Clutts got the nod as the backup against Calgary because the coaching staff clearly felt he could also provide depth at linebacker.


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