No quit in Eskimos SB Fred Stamps

Fred Stamps, shown here, left, running against Chris Thompson, was back at practice with the...

Fred Stamps, shown here, left, running against Chris Thompson, was back at practice with the Eskimos this week. (Amber Bracken/QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:02 AM ET

EDMONTON - It’s just another tick in the bumps-and-bruises tally for Fred Stamps.

The Edmonton Eskimos all-star receiver took a tremendous shot late in last Saturday’s game from B.C. Lions cornerback Dante Marsh, before going out the very next snap and scoring a 12-yard touchdown reception on the way to a 31-21 loss.

It came a week after Stamps sat out a 17-3 loss to the same opponent, in order to recover from a lower-leg injury which, combined with a multitude of scrapes and nicks, have cut down on the receiver’s ability to practise since midway through training camp.

But he was back at it again Monday and Tuesday at Commonwealth Stadium, despite being placed in a shoulder brace following last Saturday’s loss.

“I’m fine,” said Stamps, who will be back in the lineup this week. “We won’t ever quit, no matter the score, no matter if you take a shot or whatever. That’s just my mentality, I’m just going to keep fighting until the end.”


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