"Well, Durant looked good today," surmised Riders Head Coach & GM Chris Jones after the workout. "We'll go in, we'll talk to him, see how he feels and evaluate the film.
"I asked him this morning how he felt and he said he felt really good. He looked like he moved around pretty well in the drills, he threw the ball decent and we threw a lot of stuff at him. We made him hold the ball just so I could see him move around. He looked comfortable, so we'll see."
As far as Durant's teammates are concerned, they feel he'll be under centre come Thursday night at McMahon Stadium.
"Having Doubles back is obviously good," reported veteran receiver Rob Bagg. "I say it every time; I think he's the best quarterback in the league when he's on the field. Having said that, I thought Mitchell Gale also did a great job for us. He came in and won us a game and he certainly didn't lose us the second one. Mitchell has a role with us but, to your point, having Doubles back is huge."
The Stampeders lead the West Division at 3-1-1 while the Riders are in the basement at 1-4 however when these two teams collide in the Foothills, anything can happen. Everyone in Green & White is excited to get to Calgary.
"No doubt about it," Durant said. "The Calgary game is always special. Special to me. We've had some good times over there in that place. I'm just looking forward to getting back out there against the guys I've competed with over the years and it's been two years since I've played against those guys so I'm looking forward to it."
I should mention that Durant made those comments following Monday's practice and even he didn't know at that time if he'd get the ball in Week 7.
However Chris Jones said it won't matter who's calling signals if the team doesn't play better on defense Thursday night.
"You can't give up 40-whatever points," Jones observed. "You've gotta play football, right? We've gotta play much better football than what we've played all season long. We've got to play four quarters. I watched the first two games of the season this morning and we played extremely hard and fast. But we gave up some big plays and when you're playing good football teams, that's what happens."