Eskimos quarterback Trevor Harris won’t play Friday when Edmonton takes the field against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
“Trevor’s not playing this pre-season game. He got the work he needed in, we got him a quarter, there was good and there was bad, we’ve learned from all those reps,” Esks head coach Jason Maas said.
“Things have started to slow down in the offence for him and I think he feels more comfortable with everything. The game time that he got was extremely valuable.”
Harris went 8-for 12 for 50 yards on five drives in just over a quarter of play in Edmonton’s first pre-season game last Sunday as the Eskimos beat the visiting B.C. Lions 22-7.
The 32-year-old threw for a career-high 5,116 yards in 2018 with 22 touchdown passes against 11 interceptions and set a CFL record with six touchdown throws in the East Division final leading the Ottawa Redblacks to the Grey Cup. That earned Harris a two-year contract worth $1.1 million with the Eskimos during free agency.
Edmonton’s schedule has the Eskimos playing two pre-season games in six days with a 14-day stretch prior to the Esks starting their regular season at home against the Montreal Alouettes on Friday, June 14.