Ray gets weekly honour

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:38 AM ET

Eskimos quarterback Ricky Ray is the CFL's offensive player of the week after passing for 392 yards and two touchdowns against B.C. last Thursday.

Ray had a sensational 142.6 quarterback rating in that 35-24 win. Now, he just needs to get rid of his cold before playing B.C. in the rematch in Vancouver tomorrow (8:30 p.m. MT, CHED, TSN).

"I have got a little bit of a cold, a little stuffy nose, sore throat. But nothing that is going to keep me out," Ray said before yesterday's practice.

Meanwhile, defensive end Jonathan Brown of the Toronto Argonauts was a unanimous selection as defensive player of the week, while teammate Dominque Dorsey was also a unanimous pick for special-teams player.

Dorsey returned a punt 94 yards for a touchdown against Winnipeg.

Montreal Alouettes slotback Ben Cahoon, who had nine catches for 89 yards in the Als' 40-33 home win over Hamilton, was named top Canadian. Edmonton receiver Kamau Peterson was a finalist.

FAVRE CONNECTION

The Brett Favre saga in the NFL has a CFL connection.

A source has told Sun Media that Favre was placed on a CFL team's confidential negotiation list in the last month.

However, it's unclear if the star pivot - who is involved in a high-profile return to the NFL - is still on that CFL club's list today.

A source told Sun Media that Edmonton is not the unnamed team that grabbed Favre's CFL rights.

Every CFL organization is allowed to place 35 players on their negotiation list. When a player goes on a team's list, he can only negotiate a CFL contract with that club.

YOUNGER QUESTIONABLE

Starting Edmonton cornerback Jordan Younger is still questionable for tomorrow's game with an undisclosed injury ... Newly signed non-import Scott Coe is taking first-team special teams reps in practice, meaning there's a good chance he makes his Eskimos debut tomorrow, less than a week after joining the team.


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