TORONTO -- October usually means playoff time is around the corner and the jockeying for positions in both divisions has begun. The CFL's second-to-last month also signifies that time of year when some players begin to feel the effects of a season's worth of bruising wear-and-tear, while others start making their way back into the lineup after spending the majority of the game calendar trying to get healthy.
As we head into Week 14, three teams are all revising their depth charts as each day goes by, trying to find the magic formula under centre that will take them to the next week with a win, as well as a healthy roster. And they are all doing so for separate reasons.
Nichols likely to gets first career start
Matt Nichols has already thrown a touchdown pass but has yet to get a CFL start but will likely do so Friday against Calgary.
Nichols' lone touchdown came on a botched field goal attempt against the Stamps in their Labour Day rematch but outside of a few snaps in Hamilton two weeks ago, he has yet to take any meaningful reps. Kerry Joseph is out with an injury as is last week's starter Steven Jyles, who may dress out of necessity.
"Steven kind of came up banged up after the last game and Kerry's been dealing with a calf injury for a few weeks now, so it was a good chance for me to get reps, with them banged up," Nichols explained.
One thing that the youngster won't have to worry about is confidence from his head coach.
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