First,Tony, I expect the Als to lose against the Bombers tomorrow.
Early in 2017, I was definitely not in favour of signing of Darian Durant. I even wrote -and I was laughed at by someone on this site- that I would sign Kevin Glenn. If my memory serves me well, I do think that Sheldon was of the same opinion.
Edmonton has had many injuries,but until recently most of their injuries were to Int. players. Easier to replace Int. players. Tomorrow, the Als will have 5 Nat. starters on the 6 game injured list. Against Winnipeg, last week, Edmonton had more Nat. players injured forcing them to play less Int. WR's and they lost to Winnipeg. As GHT120 wrote, it is easier to replace players when you have depth on the roster. The Als don't have Nat. depth-and Kavis Reed can't be blamed- to replace Blake, Gagnon and Beaulieu. An Int. OL had to be added to replace Blake/Gagnon thus forcing them to play 1 less Int. player.
No, Jim Popp did not decide to trade/release S.J. Green and Bear Woods, but high salaries agreed to these players by Jim Popp forced Kavis Reed to make these decisions. Furthermore, the doctors told Kavis, in early 2017, that S.J. may not be OK to play the full season in 2017; given these informations, Kavis signed Ernest Jackson in February 2017; when he realized a few months later that S.J. should be OK, he then knew that he could not afford these 2 Int. WR's and S.J. was traded to Toronto,since he refused to take a pay cut; the Argos are paying him no more than $170,000, since Kavis gave S.J. his $70,000 signing bonus in February, as per the agreement; at that time he definitely did not have the intention to trade S.J., otherwise he would have not paid the bonus. Contrary to Bear Woods, S.J. understand/understood Kavis'decision; Bear is still mad at Kavis,because,unlike S.J., he is being paid much less than he would have been in Montreal; apparently it's $50,000 to $75,000 less.
So,Tony, which adjustments should have been made by Kavis,for tomorrow's game? I would like to know. Where could he find Nat. starters? Yes, Edmonton did trade for 34 years old John Chick but they had to give a second round choice to Hamilton in 2018. The Als don't need a John Chick.