November 10, 2018

Status Report: Who’s in and who’s out for Sunday’s semis?

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TORONTO — Who’s on the injured list? What final adjustments are being made before the biggest game of the season? CFL.ca delivers all the last-minute roster moves ahead of Sunday’s Division Semi-Finals.

The most notable roster implication centres around Riders quarterback Zach Collaros, who is reportedly not going to dress and will be replaced by Brandon Bridge. Collaros has handled limited reps in practice this week but is still listed as the team’s starting quarterback for Sunday’s contest.

One intriguing addition to the lineup in Hamilton is Lions middle linebacker Solomon Elimimian, who has participated in practice all week and will start at middle linebacker for the Leos.

Here is how the rest of each team’s roster breaks down:

EASTERN SEMI-FINAL: BC at Hamilton

  • International defensive back Josh Johnson will start at defensive halfback, ahead of former all-star Richard Leonard who has played in that spot the majority of the season.
  • Cornerback Delvin Breaux will start at corner after missing two games at the end of the season with what was reported to be a knee injury.
  • Late-season addition and receiver Terrell Sinkfield is listed behind Bralon Addison on the depth chart at slotback.
  • Kelvin Palmer draws in to play left tackle in place of Avery Jordan, who’s been placed on the one-game injured list.
  • UPDATE: WR Terrell Sinkfield and RB John White have been listed as scratches and will not play.

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  • Former MOP Solomon Elimimian will make his first start since Week 5 at middle linebacker following a wrist injury.
  • Micah Awe, who has been nursing an injury, is listed behind Elimimian on the depth chart.
  • Running back/returner Chris Rainey will not play and will be replaced by Jeremiah Johnson at running back and in the return game.
  • UPDATE: LB Micah Awe and DL Julian Laurent have been listed as scratches and will not play.

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 WESTERN SEMI-FINAL: Winnipeg at Saskatchewan

  • Zach Collaros, is reportedly not going to dress and will be replaced by Brandon Bridge.
  • Recently-signed Drew Tate has also been added to the lineup behind backups Bridge and David Watford.
  • KD Cannon is getting the start at wideout for the Riders, with Shaquelle Evans moving to the one-game injured list.
  • With running back Tre Mason on the one-game injured list, Cameron Marshall will start for the Riders while Marcus Thigpen has been added to the roster.
  • Former Bombers defensive tackle Cory ‘Poop’ Johnson will start for the Riders, marking his first game in green and white.

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  • With questions surrounding the availability of linebacker Jovan Santos-Knox, he is in the starting lineup for the Bombers at WILL linebacker.

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