Stamps deals with stomp

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 11:30 AM ET

Fred Stamps can't seem to catch a break.

After sitting out the final four games of the regular season, the Edmonton Eskimos receiver took a bad step at practice yesterday.

Ending up face-down on the grass field, Stamps put a scare into onlookers.

While he was able to finish practice, it will be interesting to see how he responds after undergoing medical treatment today.

"It is just a little sore, (but) I feel pretty good," said Stamps of his injured foot.

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"Just a minor slip. I just stepped on Bradley Robinson's toe -- just a little tweak."

A hit just above the knee by Winnipeg's Stanford Samuels on Oct. 4 left Stamps on the sideline for the final four regular-season games.

Trying to get back on the roster for Saturday's opening-round crossover playoff game in Winnipeg, Stamps knows he has to prove his health to the coaches during the final two practice sessions this week.

"We'll see how the week goes in practice. If I'm 100%, I'll be ready to go on Saturday," Stamps remarked.

The second-year receiver had 751 yards and six touchdowns in 14 regular-season games.

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Edmonton utility player Scott Coe is heading home for the post-season.

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Coe played football at the University of Manitoba.

His mother, father and extended family are all still in Winnipeg.

"It is nice I get to play in front of my mom and dad for a playoff game," said Coe. "They haven't seen me play a playoff game yet."

However, there are rules for Coe's parents to follow in the stands at Canad Inns Stadium.

"Don't be too loud when Edmonton does something good," said the linebacker/special teams player.

"Underneath their breath they cheer for me.

"I don't want them to get mobbed."


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