Eskimos monsters in the trenches

Eskimos' Almondo Sewell (foreground) puts pressure on RedBlacks QB Henry Burris (1) during second...

Eskimos' Almondo Sewell (foreground) puts pressure on RedBlacks QB Henry Burris (1) during second half CFL action in Edmonton on Friday, July 11, 2014. (Codie McLachlan/QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:27 PM ET

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Eskimos defensive front seven has been the biggest story in the league so far this year.

But, as it turns out, it might be a case of copyright infringement.

In fact, with six out of those seven players coming directly from last year’s roster, it almost looks like outright plagiarism.

And that’s not even counting J.C. Sherritt, whose on-again-off-again injury status has seen the 2012 CFL defensive player of the year play just one game out of three so far.

He’s been replaced by the only new starter in the group this year, the physically gifted rookie Dexter McCoil at WILL linebacker.

All the rest — linebackers Damaso Munoz and T.J. Hill, along with defensive tackle Ted Laurent — have given way to players who were on Edmonton’s roster a season ago: linebackers Rennie Curran and Eric Samuels, along with interior lineman Eddie Steele.


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