HAMILTON (from Spec Reporter Drew Edwards' blog):
At the final Ticat practice before Friday's game against Edmonton - tomorrow will just be a walkthrough - and there are a few notable absences and changes.
On offence centre Marwan Hage and offensive tackle Brian Simmons aren't practicing - Mark Dewit and Belton Johnson are in - while Aaron Kelly replaces Bakari Grant at wide receiver in a move that does not seem injury-related. Grant had some drops againat Montreal.
On defence, strong side linebacker Markeith Knowlton is still out of action - like Hage, he isn't even on the field. Jason Shivers has moved from safety to linebacker while Canadian DB Ryan Hinds shifts to safety from corner and newcomer Loyce Means is at the wide corner. Got all that?
It is possible that Hage and Knowlton will play - I'm sure Bellefeuille will tell me after practice that a final decision hasn't been made. And while both are vets and therefore don't need as much practice time, it's extremely rare for a player to miss the final day of practice and still play. I can think of only one example: the must-win final game of 2009 season against the Bombers when Knowlton didn't practice but played on a bum ankle. (The infamous boat celebration game.)
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