Eskimos do not have a bid to host NFL pre-season game: report

The Edmonton Eskimos don’t want an NFL exhibition game at Commonwealth Stadium.

Earlier Tuesday CJME/CKOM radio host John Gormley reported the possible NFL exhibition game between the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers won’t happen in Regina. The city of Regina and soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders were in discussions about the possibility of playing at Mosaic Stadium this coming August.

“Two different sources confirm to me the game which was to have been in Week 3 of the NFL pre-season in mid-August will not happen here, and in part the Riders didn’t want any of it and they prevailed,” Gormley said.

“And then after somebody told the CFL board of governors, Winnipeg and Edmonton both stepped up, the Eskimos and the Blue Bombers want the Raiders-Packers game. Negotiations are continuing but there will be no NFL pre-season in Saskatchewan.”

Edmonton won’t make a play for the Raiders-Packers match up.

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