Due to injuries to some players,almost exclusively Nat. players, there will definitely be changes to the roster for the upcoming game; while we don't know,yet, the extent of the injuries, I nevertheless expect at least 4 players to be away for this game. The players that most likely will have to be replaced are:
Nat. G Philippe Gagnon. He could be replaced by Nat. OL Sean Jamieson, now on on the practice roster; another possibility is Int. OL Jeremy Lewis. Would have an impact on the ratio,but could be the best option.
Nat. WR Alex Pierzchalski. No one available on roster or practice roster to replace him,unless Nat. WR Samuel Giguère comes off the 6 game injured list-provided OK to play- I doubt that it will be a scenario chosen; also impact on SMS of no less than $22,000. Present free agents WR's could be an option. Kyle Graves,recently released by the Argos, and Stephen Adekolu, recently released by BC, come to mind. The Als could also look at a WR currently on other teams practice rosters.
Nat. DT Keith Shologan. Should be replaced by Nat. DE Jabar Westerman, now on 1 game injured list.
Nat. LB Frederic Plesius. No one available on roster or practice roster. A possibility could be Nat. LB Nehemie Kankolongo, 5'11,205 and 25; recently released by Winnipeg. Played 9 games with Sask. in 2015,13 with BC in 2016 and 2 with Win. in 2017.
Int. DB Greg Henderson has been on 6 game injured list for 6 games and is ready to play/to come back. I expect that he will be added to the roster and will play. Which Int. player will come off? Int. DB Jalen Rogers? Int. RB Brandon Rutley? In DL Ray Drew? Int. DB Tyree Hollins, if Injured?
While I definitely don't expect Ricky Ray to be ready to play for the Argos, I will not be surprised if Cody Fajardo is the starting QB next Saturday.
Next few days/week will be interesting.
Nice week to all.