Last night shortly after the Toronto Argonauts released Cory Boyd, the Edmonton Eskimos snatched him up. Boyd, currently leads the CFL in rushing yards with 447 yards in 82 attempts, averaging 5.5 yards per carry.
One could ask why Eskimos General Manager Eric Tillman made the move because Hugh Charles has played well so far this season too, rushing for 400 yards.
But the bottom line is that Boyd is a better running back, and if the Eskimos hadn’t picked up Boyd, somebody else would have.
There is obviously some significant reasons why Boyd was let go in Toronto by Jim Barker, and there are rumors that he can sometimes be an issue off the field, but the Eskimos have become a team of second chances ever since Tillman took the helm and the signing of Boyd could have a positive impact on the football field for the rest of the season.
Also, with the acquisition of Boyd, the Ricky Ray offseason deal may not look so bad after all, because the Eskimos now have Toronto’s top quarterback, kicker and running back from 2011.