TORONTO — It’s already Week 15 which means the playoffs are just around the corner. The Toronto Argonauts can clinch the East Division this Friday as they travel to Montreal to face the Alouettes.
Later that same day the Edmonton Elks – and offensive lineman Mark Korte with a new three-year contract extension – travel to Regina to face the Saskatchewan Roughriders with both teams looking to gain ground in the West Division.
Saturday features the Blue Bombers – who also secured a spot in the post-season – against a Hamilton Tiger-Cats team fighting to stay ahead of the Ottawa REDBLACKS or even avoid a possible crossover scenario. Ottawa meanwhile travels across the country to Vancouver to face the BC Lions coming off a bye week.
To get you up to date with all the news and notes from Week 15, here’s this week’s Checking Down:
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|BC | Calgary | Edmonton | Saskatchewan | Winnipeg | Hamilton | Toronto | Ottawa | Montreal|
– Lions’ linebacker Josh Woods joined the BC Lions late in the 2021 season. As he prepares for his first defensive start in place of injured Bo Lokombo on Saturday, it allows the versatile linebacker 16a chance to reflect on those early days adjusting to CFL life (Steven Chang, BCLions.com).
"That's going to be an element that's key as these games get more and more crucial."
— BC LIONS (@BCLions) September 13, 2023
– Calgary is going into the bye week with a 4-9 record that leaves them on the outside looking in when it comes to the playoff picture (Daniel Austin, Calgary Sun).
William Langlais: full-time football player part-time artist 👨🎨🎨 pic.twitter.com/vrFwiBXAoG
— Calgary Stampeders (@calstampeders) September 12, 2023
We see you boys 👀
— Edmonton Elks (@GoElks) September 12, 2023
– The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American defensive linemen Brayden Thomas and Caleb Sanders, American wide receiver John Ursua and American defensive back Tedric Thompson, the team announced on Tuesday (CFL.ca).
– Saskatchewan is ready to move past the loss to the Bombers as they prepare to face the Elks in Week 15 (Taylor Shire, Regina Leader-Post).
WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS
– The Blue Bombers and the Argonauts have secured their place in the post-season while the rest of the league still fights for the four remaining playoff spots (TSN.ca).
The club has made the following transaction:
— Winnipeg Blue Bombers (@Wpg_BlueBombers) September 12, 2023
– Hamilton is coming off a win against the Ottawa REDBLACKS but has a tough test against the Blue Bombers on Saturday in Week 15 (TSN.ca).
— CFL (@CFL) September 13, 2023
– The Toronto Argonauts remain in first place on CFL.ca’s Power Rankings after a dominating win over the Alouettes in Week 14 (CFL.ca).
– The Ottawa REDBLACKS have added four American players to the practice roster, including defensive lineman Vandarius Cowan, linebacker Sherrod Greene, defensive back Skyler Thomas and linebacker Tylar Wiltz, the team announced on Wednesday (OttawaREDBLACKS.com).
Injury Report | September 12, 2023 pic.twitter.com/anuHRD8iAh
— Ottawa REDBLACKS (@REDBLACKS) September 12, 2023
– Five reasons to go to the game between the Alouettes and Argonauts on Saturday (MontrealAlouettes.com).
On ajoute un gros morceau à la défense 💪
Bienvenue à Montréal @DarnellSankey !
— Alouettes de Montréal (@MTLAlouettes) September 11, 2023