Eskimos aren't about to drop Shamawd Chambers

Edmonton Eskimos Shamawd Chambers can't hold on to the ball during the first half against the B.C....

Edmonton Eskimos Shamawd Chambers can't hold on to the ball during the first half against the B.C. Lions at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Amber Bracken/Edmonton Sun

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:23 PM ET

Shamawd Chambers might be suffering from a case of the dropsies this season, but the Edmonton Eskimos aren’t about to drop him from their starting lineup anytime soon.

While the Wilfrid Laurier product has yet to record a reception in his sophomore season after moving inside from wide-receiver to slotback, it’s not from a lack of opportunity.

“I won’t lie to anyone, it does bug me,” said Chambers, who has been thrown toward six times this year — not all of which were his fault, but the last of which would have been a gain of 17 yards for a first down at the B.C. Lions 30, had he hung onto it.

And with his Eskimos ahead 3-0 when it happened midway through a hard-fought, drenched first half of last Saturday’s game the drive may have had led to a different result than the 17-3 Edmonton loss.

“I catch that ball, it’s a touchdown,” said the former first-round draft pick, who had 37 catches for 390 yards and two touchdowns last season. “I’m just trying to find my w


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