Young and restless?

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:17 AM ET

Is Trey Young finally going to get his chance to play for the Edmonton Eskimos?

It appears so.

While head coach Danny Maciocia won't declare his 42-man active roster until one hour before Sunday's 2 p.m. MT kickoff in Toronto, it seems Young is going to dress for his first game for the Green and Gold.

Picked up as a free agent after training camp, Young has been biding his time for a few weeks, waiting to make an impact.

Based on practice this week, Young will likely start on special teams and could see the field in some defensive situations.

"I am very excited to get out there on the field again," said Young, who can play linebacker or in the secondary.

Of course, Maciocia gave running back Damien Anderson plenty of reps last week and then pulled a switch at the last moment, starting A.J. Harris.

JACKSON PROBABLE

Ace returner and starting cornerback Tristan Jackson didn't practice yesterday but Maciocia lists the rookie as probable for Sunday's game in Toronto.

Jackson was a bystander during practice for dental reasons and was kept out of drills as a precaution. The rookie had two touchdowns - a punt return and an interception return - in last Thursday's 47-28 win against Toronto at Commonwealth Stadium.

Starting tackle Garrick Jones didn't take all of the first-team offensive line reps yesterday, but is also listed as probable for Sunday.

STRANGE VISIT

Edmonton punter/kicker Noel Prefontaine will play at Rogers Centre on Sunday for the first time as a visitor.

Prefontaine spent the first 10 years of his CFL career as a member of the Argos.

"I don't think I have ever seen the visitors locker-room (at Rogers Centre)," said the kicker.

"It will be different but my emotions are so much better going into this week than they were last week. I got a lot of stuff out of the way."

Prefontaine leads the CFL with 38 total points, two more than Damon Duval of Montreal.

RUN, RICKY, RUN

Maciocia doesn't seem to be losing sleep at night over star quarterback Ricky Ray running the ball in open field.

Ray had 10 carries for 56 yards last week against Toronto and is fourth among quarterbacks in the league in rushing with 76 yards after three games.

"Any opportunity he gets he should run," said Maciocia. "I keep on telling him: Convert (the play to a first down) and protect yourself."

But Maciocia couldn't resist having some fun at his pivot's expense, taking a friendly jab at Ray's lack of speed. "Watching Ricky run is like watching the movie Chariots of Fire. You can't have it in slow motion," cracked the coach.

ADAM'S EVEN FASTER

If you think A.J. Harris is fast, you should see his brother.

While Harris is the Edmonton Eskimos new starting running back, his younger brother Adam has just qualified to represent Guyana at the Beijing Olympics in track and field.

"It is crazy," said the older Harris after the Eskimos' practice yesterday. "When I heard about it (on Wednesday night) I was like, 'You've got to be kidding.' I was happy."

Harris believes his younger sibling will be competing in either the 100- or 200-metres.

"He's a great track athlete," said A.J. "He holds every sprint record at (the University of) Michigan."

In fact, Adam was this year's Big Ten male track athlete of the year. He's been clocked at 20.75 seconds in the 200 and 10.36 seconds in the 100.

Adam can run for Guyana, which is located in South America, because his mother was born there.


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