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The Elf in Saskatchewan

Eric Morris (No. 19): The 5-foot-8, 174-pounder is easy to miss in a crowd, but much more conspicuous one-on-one. He made one of Wednesday's best moves, eluding 197-pound defensive back/linebacker Jerron Wishom on a post-corner-post route. At Texas Tech, Morris was a frequent collaborator with star quarterback Graham Harrell, who is on the Roughriders' negotiation list. The undrafted Harrell was fourth in Heisman Trophy voting last season. He had a tryout with the Cleveland Browns in early May.

I found that at the Regina Leader-Post.

Regina is the home town Saskatchewan Roughriders, the team has been around since 1910, starting out as a rugby club.

Found these two comments at riderfans.com

Day 1

Morris- Quick but doesn't have top end speed. Catches the ball well and runs well after the catch. Need more time with this guy.

Day 2

Morris had a good day. Ran much better routes and really seems to have gotten a feel for the space of our field. Sat down a lot in coverage today which seems to be how they'll use him if he does make the team. A possession guy with quickness after the catch is fine by me.

The Elf kind of grows on you like that. What do you bet that by day three this guy will love the Elf?

They are also in need of a punt returner

The pay scale in the CFL starts at 40K for a rookie, goes up to 70K in your second year. Star players can make over 100k

This posting on the Roughriders official site is a very interesting read. I gather from it that the CFL player union is not nearly as strong as the NFL's. It also seems that players from the USA are not payed as much Canadian citizens.

They really seem to love their Roughriders, I have no boubt they will love The Elf.

 

 

 

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