Alexander back in Eskimos lineup for Tiger-Cats tilt

Donovan Alexander goes up for the ball against B.C.'s Emmanuel Arceneaux last weekend in Vancouver....

Donovan Alexander goes up for the ball against B.C.'s Emmanuel Arceneaux last weekend in Vancouver. (Carmine Marinelli, QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:22 AM ET

The saying goes, there’s safety in numbers.

But it’s the Edmonton Eskimos No. 1 safety that they’re looking at this week.

After sitting out last weekend’s season-opener with a lower-body muscle strain, Donovan Alexander is set to return to the position he has filled as the starter since coming over from the Saskatchewan Roughriders prior to the 2011 season.

“Practice felt good, so I’m good to go,” said the North Dakota product who was born in Winnipeg.

It was the first game he’s sat out since arriving in Edmonton.

“It was funny, because I was nervous and I had butterflies just like before and then right when you walk out, you realize, ‘Oh, man. I’m not playing,’ ” he said. “It was rough, because I think it was the first game I’ve missed in two years. So it was different, I didn’t know the routine at all, or where to stand.

“Don’t want to do it again.”

Alexander was hurt in the second preseason game in Vancouver.


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