Jamel promises Halloween show

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 7:55 AM ET

Jamel Richardson is promising "a show" tonight.

Considering the remarkable numbers the Montreal Alouettes receiver has put up this year - a CFL-leading 16 touchdowns - the odds are pretty good he will do something impressive against the Edmonton Eskimos at Commonwealth Stadium.

The lanky slotback - six-foot-two, 224 pounds - has already set a Montreal record for receiving majors in a season as all 16 have come through the air.

"I am having a hell of a season," said Richardson yesterday when the Als met the local media.

"It is just fun right now."

But the Als might not have their leading receiver - 94 catches for 1,234 yards - next year.

There are rumblings suggesting Richardson could get another shot in the NFL next summer.

And the 26-year-old admits the idea of getting a second crack in the U.S. is on his mind.

But at the moment, Richardson claims how the Als finish this year will impact his decision-making process.

"You got to go out on top, right?" shot Richardson.

"Win the Grey Cup and go down (and) test the waters (in the NFL)."

If that plan doesn't become a reality and the Als don't win the CFL crown, Richardson suggests he might return.

"This team has got all the pieces. So, to come back...that would be cool," he remarked.

The New York native attended the Dallas Cowboys training camp last year and returned to the CFL as a free-agent signing in Montreal.

Hamilton and Saskatchewan - where he played from 2003-06 - were the only other teams to apparently show interest in the receiver before he signed in Quebec.

FINISH LINES:

In one of the most telling statistics in the CFL this year, the Alouettes have given up 47 fewer sacks this year compared to this point last season.

PARTING SHOT:

"The guy is probably one of the brightest quarterbacks that I have been associated with," said Montreal centre Bryan Chiu on tonight's starting pivot Marcus Brady.


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