Rector catches a break

GERRY MODDEJONG, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:23 PM ET

Forget musical chairs, the Edmonton Eskimos are playing musical receivers.

And it’s music to the ears of Jamaica Rector, whose biggest reception of his career was catching a break that has landed him back with the Green and Gold.

After being released at the end of training camp, the wide receiver signed back on with the club following Tuesday’s announcement of the release of fellow import wide receiver Efrem Hill.

Having originally signed with the Eskimos in October 2008, Rector played in both 2010 preseason games, making four catches for 66 yards.

The Texas native is coming off the 2009 season where he recorded 48 receptions for 532 yards and a touchdown.

The signing comes on the heels of the release of Hill, who had nine receptions for 64 yards in the first two weeks of regular-season play.

Hill joined the Eskimos last year, spending most of his time on the practice squad. The Atlanta, Ga., native earned his way to starting three games, making 12 receptions for 167 yards and a touchdown.

After an impressive training camp this year, slotback Jason Barnes is expected to take over Hill’s spot at wide receiver.

The personnel moves in the receiver corps were caused by the late addition of slotback Kelly Campbell to training camp this year.

The speedy receiver spent last year pursuing his NFL interests after having a break-out rookie season with the Eskimos in 2008, leading the league with an average of 22.6 yards per catch.

gerry.moddejonge@sunmedia.ca


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