Canadian Football League

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Canadian Football League players of the week

Receiver Jason Tucker, whose two touchdown catches earned the Edmonton Eskimos an 18-14 win over the Calgary Stampeders, was named the CFL's offensive player of the week Wednesday.
Tucker finished the game with eight catches for 152 yards as Edmonton earned the split of its opening two games versus Calgary.
Eskimos quarterback Ricky Ray was a finalist for the award.
Winnipeg defensive end Ron Warner captured defensive player honours. Warner had four sacks and three tackles in the Bombers' 16-9 home win over Toronto, holding the Argonauts offence to just 72 net yards.
Cornerback Almondo Curry and linebacker Kitwana Jones, both of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, were finalists.
Bombers defensive tackle Doug Brown was named top lineman. Brown had three tackles and a sack versus Toronto.
Offensive linemen Ibrahim Khan of Winnipeg and Scott Flory of Montreal also garnered consideration for the award.
Rookie Luca Congi was the top special-teams player. Congi made all three field goals he tried and added three converts in Saskatchewan's 32-24 win over the B.C. Lions. He also averaged 39 yards on six punts.
Calgary kicker Sandro DeAngelis and Toronto's punter-kicker Noel Prefontaine were finalists.


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