Eskimos are rarin' to work

Edmonton's Shea Pierre stretches during Saturday's medicals (CODIE McLACHLAN/QMI Agency)

Edmonton's Shea Pierre stretches during Saturday's medicals (CODIE McLACHLAN/QMI Agency)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:07 PM ET

EDMONTON - It’s virtually impossible to find a veteran player at a pro football training camp who wouldn’t gladly welcome a break in the middle of the two-a-days.

Except the 2014 Edmonton Eskimos.

I don’t know how they’ll vote when it comes to a strike in the CFL-CFLPA’s laughable labor dispute. But this is a football team which went to camp Saturday with no detectable interest in any interruption for any reason.

“You know that after the first week of training camp some of the veterans are like ‘I need a vet day’. They want to take a little time off,” said quarterback Mike Reilly.

“But I think everyone here knows we have new systems and a new staff in place and I think once we get started, no one is going to want to stop.

“Nobody is going to want to come off that field and take time off. Hopefully it doesn’t come to that. I’d like to get two straight weeks of work in before that first pre-season game.


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