Maybe, just maybe, the Saskatchewan Roughriders are overcoming their desire to make needless roster changes.
After playing their best game of the past two seasons before recessing for a bye, when the Rider resumed practising Monday it looked like they were preparing to use the exact same lineup that defeated B.C. 41-8.
Head coach Chris Jones dressed a CFL-record 102 players last season, so there’s always a possibility of tinkering before Friday’s game in Edmonton, but he really shouldn’t. The Riders performed well on both sides of the football, plus punt returner Christion Jones gave them a spectacular performance on special teams.
The Riders likely don’t want to have two starting Canadian receivers, but that allowed them to bolster their offensive line with an extra American. They kept quarterback Kevin Glenn upright and effective.