EDMONTON -- A clean bill of health, an added jolt of confidence and a sparkling new contract have made Edmonton Eskimos rush end Marcus Howard a very happy man.
“I don’t know what the future holds, but I love the organization and I’m just happy to be a part of it,” said Howard who addressed the media earlier this week after signing a new deal with the Esks.
Howard’s excitement will be shared by the Green and Gold faithful, who are certainly looking forward to seeing their rising star wreak havoc on opposing offensive lines and quarterbacks during the 2013 season and beyond.
Last year, however, fans were only treated to a small dose of the hulking six-foot-one, 245-pounder, as he appeared in only six games due to an injured hamstring.
Howard was able to return in time for the Esks’ season finale against the Stampeders and was in the lineup for their Eastern Semi-Final loss to the Argonauts, where he registered just one tackle.