Eskimos attracting attention of unemployed ball carriers

Demetrius Crawford had a couple of opportunities to try out in the CFL and follows the league,...

Demetrius Crawford had a couple of opportunities to try out in the CFL and follows the league, figuring his style of play is similar to Avon Cobourne's, shown here against the Eskimos last fall. (Codie McLachlan, Edmonton Sun file)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:26 PM ET

After such a lousy start to the season, the Edmonton Eskimos shouldn’t be surprised to see some resumes land on their desk from players seeking employment.

Especially considering the run game was virtually non-existent in last Saturday’s 39-18 loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders to open their 2013 schedule.

While the Eskimos put up 400 yards of net offence, less than 90 were on the ground, while their top rusher came off of four carries from Mike Reilly for 37 yards.

And he’s the quarterback.

So pardon Demetrius Crawford for first raising an eyebrow, followed by his hand in efforts to get the attention of a team he thinks he can help immediately.

“The thing I noticed on their roster is they only have two import running backs,” said the 26-year-old Montana State product from his home in the San Francisco Bay area of California. “Given the fact that they had gotten rid of Tavoy Moore and Tracy Lampley, it’s a long, gruesome season, guys go down in practi


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