Edwards can't enjoy personal success

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:40 AM ET

Terrence Edwards is having a way better year than 2009, but he can't celebrate it.

Despite having 778 receiving yards after nine games this year, which puts him on pace for a career high of 1,556, the Bombers are performing worse than they did last season, when Edwards had 816 yards over the entire campaign.

"You can have all the personal success in the world, but it's the team that's most important," said Edwards, who needs 39 yards in Sunday's Banjo Bowl to top last year's total.

"I can't even enjoy the personal success that I'm having right now, because our team's success is where we want to be."

Edwards, like the rest of the Bomber veterans, are hopeful the tide is about to turn.

"We've been in all the games, but something always prevents us from turning that corner," he said. "We just gotta stop whatever that is to turn the corner and get some wins."

ROSTER WATCH: Bomber running back Fred Reid missed Thursday's practice with the flu, but he is not expected to miss Sunday's clash with the Riders.

Andre Douglas, who has missed three games with a knee injury, was back at left tackle on Thursday, but his status for the Banjo Bowl remains up in the air.

None of the other injured players is close to returning. Placekicker Louie Sakoda will try booting the ball next week, but receiver Cory Watson, linebacker Bernard Hicks and Terence Jeffers-Harris are still two or three weeks away.

JESSE WATCH: Free agent Canadian running back Jesse Lumsden commented Thursday via his Twitter feed about Winnipeg's pursuit of his services.

"Thanks for all the support from the fans out there," Lumsden said. "The Bombers and I have spoken briefly and will continue to talk in the near future."

Assistant GM Ross Hodgkinson said the Bombers and Lumsden had no talks on Th ursday.

COMMISH'S COMMENTS: CFL commissioner Mark Cohon released a mid-season report to the fans on Thursday. Among the highlights: T.V. ratings are up 9%, average attendance is on par with last year's at 28,322 per game, and scoring is up 5%.


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