Esks' Adarius Bowman filling void left by injured Fred Stamps

Adarius Bowman is tied for the league lead in touchdown catches with five. (Ian Kucerak/QMI Agency)

Adarius Bowman is tied for the league lead in touchdown catches with five. (Ian Kucerak/QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:33 PM ET

EDMONTON - How do you possibly try and fill the void left by an injured Fred Stamps, who led the CFL in receiving yards just a season ago?

If you’re anything like the Edmonton Eskimos, you start by having fellow slotback Adarius Bowman become the current league leader in that category.

Among others.

In his seventh season in the CFL, the six-foot-three, 217-pound product of Oklahoma State has a league-leading 41 receptions for a league-leading 532 yards and is tied for a league-leading five receiving touchdowns.

In case you didn’t catch it, that’s a trifecta in league leadership.

“The physical tools were always there. I think one of his best things he’s done this year is stepped up into that leadership role,” said Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly. “He’s leading that wide-receiving crew, not just on the field, but off the field as well.

“And he brings a ton of energy, I mean, I think we can hear him yelling and screaming right now.”


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