Source: Edmonton Journal
EDMONTON - Tailback Michael Jenkins lifted weights and ran laps for the last month at home in Philadelphia as he waited and prayed for a CFL team to phone him with a chance to resume his football career.
He figured it was just a matter of time before the Edmonton Eskimos -- a team with virtually no ground attack -- would call.
Turns out, he was right. The Esks agreed to terms with Jenkins on Tuesday and the five-foot-eight, 208 pounder was scheduled to touch down late Wednesday night in the Alberta capital.
"I truly believe this is a team that can go the distance," Jenkins said before his flight took off from Pennsylvania. "I've been watching them closely. They're a well-balanced team all around. Defensively, they play excellent. And just look at that receiving corps.
"If there's one aspect that needs to be settled down at all, it's the running game. I hope I can contribute in that area."
Jenkins won't contribute Friday when the Eskimos entertain the Montreal Alouettes. He doesn't know the playbook, so it's way too soon to rush him into the lineup.
This is awesome for the Eskimos. Well Elvis.. it looks like his Eskimo career is gonna be done, with Dahren Diedrick gonna come to.. he hasn't done anything in pre-season yet.