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TORONTO — With Week 4 on the horizon, injuries are starting to pile up around the league.
DeVier Posey will be a game-time decision for the Alouettes against Hamilton while Bralon Addision will miss the contest for the Ticats.
The Stampeders have not yet determined a time frame for the injured Bo Levi Mitchell.
James Franklin will miss this week’s contest against the Lions, leaving McLeod Bethel-Thompson to take over under centre.
Plus, Lions quarterback Mike Reilly opens up about his battle off the field.
All that and more in a busy week of Checking Down:
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– Receiver Bryan Burnham did not practice on Tuesday (lower body injury) while offensive lineman Brett Boyko was back on the field (Farhan Lalji, TSN).
– 2013 first-round draft pick Hunter Steward is now the BC Lions longest serving player and is relishing the opportunity to guide some of the younger players through a tough start to the season (Matt Baker, BCLions.com).
– BC Lions quarterback Mike Reilly opens up about his story of his battle off the field with mental health, as told to CFL.ca’s Chris O’Leary (Chris O’Leary, CFL.ca).
– The Calgary Stampeders have not yet determined a time frame for injured quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, it was reported on Wednesday (Farhan Lalji, TSN).
– Defensive lineman Ivan McLennon suffered three torn ligaments in his knee against the Lions in Week 3 and will require season-ending surgery (Farhan Lalji, TSN).
– Don Jackson, Brandon Smith, Juwan Brescacin, Hergy Mayala all missed practice on Wednesday (Danny Austin, Calgary Sun).
– The Stamps have ruled out Brescacin and Jackson will not play Saturday’s game against the Riders (Danny Austin, Calgary Sun).
– After leading his team to victory in Week 3, Fajardo was named a Shaw Top Performer of the week (CFL.ca).
WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS
– Adam Bighill did not practice on Tuesday with head coach Mike O’Shea calling it a ‘vet’ day, while defensive back Anthony Gaitor was back at practice (Ed Tait, BlueBombers.com).
– The Bombers have signed running back John Santiago to the team’s practice roster on Wednesday (Darrin Bauming, TSN1290).
– The team also made a trade on Canada Day, sending defensive end Patrick Choudja to Calgary for the negotiation list rights to an undisclosed player (BlueBombers.com).
– The wins are piling up and so are points, as the Ticats open the season 3-0 while packing up the hype of a pre-season East Division favourite (CFL.ca).
– Three sacks, seven defensive tackles, a tackle for a loss and a pass knockdown helped defensive lineman Ja’Gared Davis being named a Shaw Top Performer (CFL.ca).
– Luke Tasker has missed the last two games but he returns to the lineup this week as the Ticats head to Montreal (CFL.ca).
– After a challenging 0-2 start, CFL.ca’s Matt Cauz wonders if it is not too early to make a quarterback change in Toronto (Matthew Cauz, CFL.ca).
– The Toronto Argonauts announced on Wednesday that James Franklin will miss Week 4’s contest against the BC Lions and that McLeod Bethel-Thompson will start the game at BMO Field (CFL.ca).
– Head coach Rick Campbell knows his team needs to limit the Blue Bombers big plays, including containing receiver Lucky Whitehead (TSN1200).
– Linebacker Avery Williams is taking it up a notch in 2019 and has become a key member of the Ottawa REDBLACKS defence (Tim Baines, Postmedia).
– Defensive lineman Danny Mason is expected to miss most of the season with a lower-body injury (Tim Baines, Postmedia).
– Veteran offensive lineman Luc Brodeur-Jourdain will retire after this week’s contest against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Montreal (CFL.ca).
– Head coach Khari Jones said that the signing of kicker Tyler Crapgina was to bring in some competition for Boris Bede (Didier Ormejuste, TSN).