The Saskatchewan Roughriders held an open practice on Hallowe’en Day at Mosaic Stadium. Players Crezdon Butler (The Flash), Jovon Johnson (Captain America) and Dan Clark (Sully) dressed up in Hallowe’en costumes to commemorate the day.
“They’re humans, and we’ve got an interesting group,” smiled Riders Head Coach & GM Chris Jones. “It’s a buncha real good guys.”
Meanwhile Jones provided a list of roster updates for Saturday’s home game against the Edmonton Eskimos (5:00 pm, TSN, 620 CKRM Rider Radio Network).
Running backs Trent Richardson and Cameron Marshall will miss the game due to injury, along with receiver Naaman Roosevelt and linebacker Sam Eguavoen.
Meanwhile Jones said Marcus Thigpen will return to the lineup as the starting tailback.
If the Riders win Saturday, they’ll finish in third place and stay in the CFL West for the playoffs. However if they lose, they’ll finish in fourth place and crossover into the East.
“We’re not worried about the playoffs. We’re worried about this football game,” Jones announced. “We’re going to play the best football that we possibly can play and the healthy bodies that we have, we’ll send out there to compete against Edmonton.”
Despite not having their top roster, quarterback Kevin Glenn said it’s important the team enters the playoffs on a roll.
“They’re big on stats here,” Glenn said Tuesday. “They did this thing on stats for the past 10 Grey Cup champs and they printed out their record over the past three or four games of the season and they all had winning records going into the playoffs, especially the last two or three games.”
Wednesday’s Day 2 practice will be closed.