Edmonton Eskimos' general manager Eric Tillman really should endorse a line of housecleaning products. In most of his previous CFL jobs, he's made a point of turning over players quickly and bringing in veterans he's worked with before, and that's been the case in Edmonton as well. The first part of that philosophy continued Monday with the release of import defensive end Kenny Pettway and import defensive back Lawrence Gordon, leaving the Eskimos with just six returning starters on defence. Moreover, as The Edmonton Journal's Mario Annicchiarico writes, even those returning players may not all make it through training camp. That doesn't particularly concern new head coach Kavis Reed, though.
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"Numbers-wise, we're right in the middle of the number of turnovers around the league," he said. "And for us, we're lucky to have a new system, new coaching staff, bringing guys in who really fit the scheme, A, and B, have a clean slate.
"We're not trying to erase old habits or reprogram them