Receiver Adarius Bowman and new Edmonton Eskimos coach go way back

Slotback Adarius Bowman during the first day of Edmonton Eskimos training camp held inside the...

Slotback Adarius Bowman during the first day of Edmonton Eskimos training camp held inside the field house at Commonwealth Recreation Centre in Edmonton, June 1, 2014. (IAN KUCERAK/QMI Agency)

Con Griwkowsky, Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 11:28 PM ET

EDMONTON - Adarius Bowman would like nothing better than to play out the rest of his football career with the Edmonton Eskimos.

Especially since head coach Chris Jones is now master of the house.

Bowman and Jones go back. Way back to Bowman’s high school days. They were practically neighbours.

Then, on the other side of the ball in the CFL.

Far as Bowman’s concerned, that’s enough already.

“He’s from South Pittsburgh, I’m from Chattanooga (Tennessee),” said Bowman. “It’s about 10 miles apart.

“For years, I’ve been against him, against him, so it’s fun finally going to be on the same team with him now.”

It’s been a frustrating tour of duty with the Eskimos after Bowman and Fred Stamps finished in a dead heat in 2011 with 1153 receiving yards.

A knee injury meant Bowman has been unable to fully show how he can fly the last two seasons, making just 11 starts.

After he came off the nine-game list last season, he racked up 697 yards down the str


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