Edmonton Eskimos teammates mum on Cory Boyd's departure

Cory Boyd, left, who has seen most of the Eskimos action from the sidelines in recent games, was...

Cory Boyd, left, who has seen most of the Eskimos action from the sidelines in recent games, was released by the team on Thursday. (Perry Mah, QMI AGENCY)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:46 PM ET

Cory Boyd may very well be the biggest enigma in the CFL this season, achieving status as the league's leading rusher at one point only to now find himself on the outside looking in as he searches for his third different team.

But none of his former Edmonton Eskimos teammates were willing to crack the code on just what was going on with the former Argos running back's incredible highs and lows.

“I didn't ask him, some of the other guys did,” said Hugh Charles. “I didn't really get the story.

“I don't really worry about others, I worry about myself and what I need to get done.”

So, what's the story on Cory?

“I talked to him. I know his view on it, but I don't think that's for me to discuss with you guys,” Jerome Messam told reporters. “It's not about fault.

“Like I said, I'm not going to discuss his business.”

Whatever the reason, it wasn't a factor in Edmonton as far as Kavis Reed is concerned.

“There is the business aspect of it and Cory understood that, obviously,” said the head coach, adding this release had to do strictly with numbers. “It was a difficult decision to make and a difficult decision for him to accept, but he's been pro throughout it and we wish him only the best.

“Cory's a phenomenal back and I don't think that he'll be unemployed long.”

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