REGINA - Wednesday morning brought some pretty good news for Canada’s Team.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced their roster for Thursday’s Week 8 game at Edmonton and it’s the best roster the Riders have fielded all season.
Zach Collaros is listed as the starting QB after being pulled off the 6-Game Injured List early. He hasn’t played since Week 2 at Ottawa. The Riders and RedBlacks were tied 14-14 when Collaros came out of that game with a concussion.
Meanwhile star rookie CB Nick Marshall - who scored a pick six in his CFL debut in Week 1 vs Toronto - has come off the 6-Game List as well, and is listed as a starting corner. Marshall reportedly broke his hand against the Argos.
The insertion of Marshall on defence means Rider Head Coach Chris Jones can flip reigning team MVP Duron Carter back to offense. He started each game at CB in Marshall’s absence, but is now listed as a slot back.
In all the Riders have five changes from last week’s 34-22 loss to Calgary:
IN: CB Nick Marshall, QB Zach Collaros, LB Kevin Francis, FB Albert Awachie and OL Josiah St. John.
OUT: RB Jerome Messam, DB Tristan Doughlin, DT Mak Henry, WR Caleb Holley and QB Devin Gardner.