A record setting pace to start a new season has earned Eskimos QB Mike Reilly the nod as one of the CFL Performers of the Month for July. Reilly has thrown for at least 300 yards in every game so far this season and going back to last year has done that in eight straight games and is one off the CFL record. Doug Floutie set the CFL record for passing yards in a season in 1991 with 6,619 and Reilly is on pace to break that record throwing for 1,926 yards in his first five games. The Central Washington product is also tied for the league lead in TD passes with 11 and has completed 71% of his attempts.
Reilly and the Eskimos will be in Ottawa on Saturday to play the REDBLACKS.
Ottawa has the other two top performers for July, receiver Chris Williams and QB Trevor Harris.
Defensive back Marcell Young didn’t practice for the second straight day resting ailments but he will likely play on the weekend. If Young can’t play then expect rookie Tyler Thornton to step in, he has recorded four defensive tackles and one knockdown in three games.
Offensive lineman Matt O’Donnell also didn’t practice today but is also expected to play. Receiver Nate Coehoorn has been officially activated off the six-game injured and is expected to suit up against the REDBLACKS on Saturday after missing the two games with a concussion.
Kick-off from TD Place is 5pm, 630 CHED will have the pre-game show at 3:30pm.
In other news the CFL has fined Eskimos defensive tackle Jabari Hunt for a low hit on Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols last week.