September 12, 2017 2:15 pm
Updated: September 12, 2017 7:25 pm

Edmonton Eskimos receiver Brandon Zylstra named Top Performer of the Week

Edmonton Eskimos wide receiver Vidal Hazelton (15) and wide receiver Brandon Zylstra (83) celebrate the two point conversion against the B.C. Lions during second half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Friday July 28, 2017.

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Edmonton Eskimos receiver Brandon Zylstra has been named a Shaw CFL Top Performer of the Week.

Zylstra caught 10 passes (12 targets) for 187 yards receiving in the Eskimos 25-22 loss to the Calgary Stampeders in the Labour Day rematch last Saturday. It’s Zylstra’s sixth 100-yard game of the season, which leads the CFL.

READ MORE: Eskimos come up short against Stampeders

Zylstra is third in the CFL with 916 receiving yards, he’s scored two touchdowns this season.

LISTEN: Some of Zylstra’s biggest moments with the Esks this season


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The Eskimos will visit the Toronto Argonauts on Saturday.  The team will look to end a four-game losing streak.  Quarterback Mike Reilly says the way the team played in the Labour Day rematch is much closer to what the team is capable of.

“We’re past Calgary, we’ve put that film to bed and it’s been all about Toronto,” Reilly said. “I like where our team’s at this week a lot more than I did the previous week. I think we played with that emotion that maybe we were lacking in the previous couple of games and that confidence. Just coming out and giving ourselves the opportunity to win a football game at the end.”

Defensive back Johnny Adams practiced on Tuesday after missing two games with a shoulder injury. Safety Neil King and running back Travon Van are possible for Saturday.

The Eskimos made several roster moves on Tuesday by signing international defensive backs Devin Smith and Ahmad Dixon, along with national fullback James Tuck.

Smith played two seasons for the Toronto Argonauts, recording 90 defensive tackles, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries, one quarterback sack and seven special teams tackles.

Dixon attended Eskimos training camp and was released following camp, he played in two pre-season games.

Tuck was signed two weeks ago and played on Labour Day against the Calgary Stampeders, he was released last week. The Eskimos have released international defensive lineman Darius Allen and International linebacker Jeremiah Kose.

630 CHED will have live coverage of Saturday’s game starting with Countdown to Kick-off at 12:30 p.m., the opening kick-off from BMO Field in Toronto will at 2 p.m.

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