Ebell out to prove himself

TERRY KOSHAN

, Last Updated: 5:14 AM ET

Tyler Ebell figures he has something to prove, but not only to the Argonauts and B.C. Lions, teams that cut him this season.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats added the running back to their practice roster yesterday.

"I go through life with a chip on my shoulder," Ebell said, "so I always have something to show to the world."

Ebell isn't sure when or if the Ticats will activate him. After he was released by the Argos at the end of camp, the Lions used him in two games before letting him go.

The 26-year-old missed all of last season after suffering an Achilles tendon injury during a training camp session with the Argos.

DeAndra' Cobb, Hamilton's No. 1 running back, is 19 yards from 1,000 for the season, a milestone that a record-setting six backs have reached in the CFL this season.

Reaves, finally

Argos fans probably will get a glimpse at quarterback Stephen Reaves on Friday night when the Boatmen play in Edmonton against the Eskimos.

Kerry Joseph will start, but Reaves, who toiled for much of the season on the practice roster before he was activated a couple of weeks ago, should expect to see some action.

"I look to work him in for a series or two here and there in the game this week," Argos head coach Bart Andrus said.

It's about time. With the Argos out of playoff contention, there's no reason why Reaves should not be given a start, let alone some snaps here and there.

Briefly

Hamilton defensive end Justin Hickman, who had three sacks against the Argos, was named the CFL's defensive player of the week ... Argos running back/returner Dominique Dorsey (sprained ankle) is questionable for Friday, while defensive back Lin-J Shell, nursing an undisclosed injury, also is unlikely to play.


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