From the Edmonton Sun:
"NOT INTERESTED: The Esks didn't take a shot at veteran starting offensive lineman Mike Abou-Mechrek yesterday.
"I was kind of surprised by that," said Abou-Mechrek, the top O-lineman on the market.
Looking for a salary near $115,000, the eight-year CFLer was negotiating with Saskatchewan and Winnipeg.
But with the Riders offering more money as of late yesterday, a return to Winnipeg appeared in doubt."