Devine Debut, Slaton Haunted by Ghosts? CFL Pro Report
By: Kin Kinsley – Senior Writer
This week’s CFL Pro Report includes Noel Devine’s season debut, injuries and has Steve Slaton’s fumbling problem followed him to Canada?
Both Pat White and Noel Devine touched the ball in Edmonton’s 33-23 win over Montreal Friday night. White is still being used only in short yardage situations and gained six yards on two carries. He has rushed nine times on the season for 18 yards and one touchdown.
Noel Devine made his season debut and returned one kickoff for 18 yards before suffering a lower leg injury and leaving the game. He has been ruled out for Friday night’s game against Ottawa with the injury.
Edmonton travels to Ottawa to play the expansion RedBlacks Friday night at 7:30. You can watch the game on Watch ESPN via the internet, app or Apple TV.
The Calgary Stampeders signed Jock Sanders in the offseason to be their return man. As it gets deeper in the season, he is seeing more time on offense. In Saturday night’s win, he carried four times for 15 yards and caught five passes for 39 yards. His 32 carries are already a single-season career high for the fourth year pro. He has rushed for 136 yards and has 87 receiving yards on the season.
The Stampeders play in Hamilton at 3:00 Saturday afternoon. You can watch the game on Watch ESPN via the internet, app or Apple TV.
After two superb games and generating significant buzz, Steve Slaton’s fumbling problem caught back up to him Tuesday night. He rushed for 66 yards and had four catches for 40 yards, but fumbled twice in the third quarter. According to head coach Scott Milanovich, Slaton suffered a stinger in the game. “He may not be available (for Sunday’s game),” said Milanovich.
Limited to only three games so far because of injuries, he has rushed 25 times for 129 yards (5.2 average) and caught 13 passes for 146 yards.
Photo via Toronto Argonauts website