RedBlacks receivers need to get a grip

Wallace Miles from the Ottawa Redblacks holds on for a touchdown catch against the Calgary...

Wallace Miles from the Ottawa Redblacks holds on for a touchdown catch against the Calgary Stampeders during CFL action on August 9, 2014. (Stuart Dryden/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency)

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:45 PM ET

OTTAWA - To have any chance at all against the Edmonton Eskimos, the RedBlacks will have to eliminate the infuriating little mistakes that have led to their dismal 1-5 start.

Things like dropped passes.

To that end, making his Ottawa debut Friday will be former Ticat receiver Onrea Jones. He'll wear No. 89, which once belonged to another Jones -- former Rough Rider receiving great Stephen Jones, who also played for the Eskimos.

Maybe the choice of jerseys will be a good omen.

Over the past two years, Jones has caught 74 passes for 969 yards and eight touchdowns. His quarterback was Henry Burris.


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