|Mitchell Gale and Darian Durant on Tuesday|
Quarterback Darian Durant was at Saskatchewan Roughriders practice on Tuesday but it was back-up Mitchell Gale who ran the offense in the 90-minute walk-through. This led us to believe Gale will get the start Friday at home against Ottawa (7:00 pm, TSN, 620 CKRM Rider Radio Network).
Durant was injured in Saturday's 40-27 loss to BC however he believes the injury is not long-term. Durant stood beside Mitchell Gale in the pocket on Tuesday, assisting him with the offense. My guess is Gale will start on Friday and Durant will dress.
After practice Riders Head Coach and GM Chris Jones said it's "unlikely" Durant will start Friday's game.
Jones also confirmed Canadian receiver Kris Bastien practiced with the team on Tuesday. Lineman Brendon Labatte and receiver Shamawd Chambers did not practice but Jones said their injuries are not believed to be serious.
If Mitchell Gale starts on Friday, it'll be his first career CFL start.
In other Rider news:
SIGNED TO PRACTICE ROSTER:
· International quarterback Vad Lee
· National offensive lineman Aaron Picton
· National offensive lineman T-Dre Player
· National offensive lineman Hasan Hazime