Eric Lapointe says if he returns to play this year for the Montreal Alouettes, he doesn't expect to see regular work in the backfield.
Instead, the 31 year old feels his talents will best be used on special teams.
"I'm not sure if I'll play or not. But if I decide to play, I won't be playing running back," Lapointe tells the Montreal Gazette. "I'm a special-teams player. There's nothing else I can say."
Lapointe was the Alouettes starting running back for four of their first games last season until a hamstring injury sent him to the sidelines. In stepped former first round NFL pick Robert Edwards, who gained 147 yards on just 13 carries in his first game against Saskatchewan.
Despite filling in for an injured Edwards and performing well in the Eastern Final, Lapointe knows its not enough to unseat Edwards from the starting job.
"Edwards is as good as they come. That's why I won't be playing running back. It's not in the cards. Nobody's going to beat out Robert Edwards.
Lapointe says he's prepared to juggle two careers this year, provided he and the team can agree on several concessions which will allow him to continue working as a management consultant in Quebec.
"I need to be able to do both (careers) correctly," said Lapointe. "I can't be on the field thinking about business. And I can't be at the office thinking about football.
"I'd like to be on the field, if possible. I love that game and I'm healthy. If I can find a way to play, I will. But if it's time to go, I'll go."