Jamall Johnson

If JJ is unable to play Monday , do we see Plesius or C.O. Prime starting at MLB ? My thinking is it will be Plesius , it will be a good opportunity to see how he/they perform .

Wouldn't think so. It'll be Bussey in @ MIKE or Simoni Lawrence moving to MLB from WILL & Bussey taking his spot at WILL. Look for Harris to also be in the mix.

It will create an extra import spot. Probably Bowman if he can go. If not, I'd guess Barnes.

Depth chart most likely out later today or Sunday afternoon,should be interesting to see how it shakes down,just have to wait and see??Not sure,but believe Bowman practicing again,but not ready to return just yet.Hopefully J.J. is good to go for game time :thup:

Depth chart out and listed.....Looks like J.J. is going to start and play.4 mlb(mike) listed on chart
Johnson,Bussey,Plesius and Prime.Only change sees Marshall kicked to the P.R. replaced by Shipman(just signed Oct 10)at L.B. never heard of this player til now,don't know if he'll dress or not,46 man breakdown has 4 man reserve as 2 imp/2 cdn sitting out this game.Just a guess but 4-man reserve likely to be Congi-k,Charbonneau-wr(cdns)Walker-rb,Shipman-lb(imp).Bussey most likely dresses as insurance and special teams,and can also be emergency replacement in secondary in case of injury.Only 6 dbs listed on chart,but L.B.'s Harris,Beswick,Bussey are hybrid players who have played and can play both positions,along with Murray.

[b]Here’s the news ahead of the Ticats Thanksgiving Day clash with the Argos…

• the Ticats have listed middle linebacker Jamall Johnson as the starter, despite the fact that he missed all three days of practice this week. Head coach Kent Austin said that Johnson will be a game time decision.
• Hamilton made just one change to the 46-man roster, adding import linebacker Ray Shipman and removing defensive end Craig Masrshall. Shipman will play in a reserve linebacker role (and likely on special teams) if Johnson can’t go. Nate Bussey would get the start in the middle, however.

• the Ticats have also released DB Kevin Barnes, LS Aaron Crawford and OL Jessie Green. Barnes had a start but seems to have fallen out of favour, Crawford was insurance as a long snapper but with Neil King and Arnaud Gason-Nadon available behind Kevin Scott, that was no longer neccessary. Green was here three days.

• the big news out of Toronto is that short corner Pat Watkins - he’s six-foot-five and probably their best cover guy - is out for personal reasons. Head coach Scott Milanovich didn’t want to be specific, other than to say that “nobody is in any trouble.”

• two other significant changes for Toronto (they made a whopping seven changes to their 46-man): running back Chad Kackert and Canadian safety Matt Black are both out. Black is signifcant because it requires to the Argos to make a ratio change (they’ll make up for it on the defensive line.)

• the Argos have four new starters on defence (and another guy playing in a different spot) and two on defence (Ray and Kackert). Oh, and receiver John Chiles hurt his hammy this week is in a game time decision.

• best quote of the day was from Ticats QB Henry Burris on Ricky Ray: “We’ve been rivals forever. It feels like I’m Neo and he’s the bad guy.”[/b]


Just a tiny detail and I know this came from Drew Edwards, but is Arnaud Gascon-Nadon a long snapper? Can someone confirm?

I thought that Fortin(9 game i.l.)and King were Scott’s back-ups as snappers,in fact if I’m not mistaken Fortin filled in for an injured Scott for a game or two last season as long snapper.