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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

CHARLESTON HUGHES TO PLAY IN WEEK 20


REGINA - The Saskatchewan Roughriders were back at practice on Tuesday for the first time since Saturday's 29-24 victory at Calgary.

Riders defensive end Charleston Hughes missed that game due to an impaired driving charge but he was on the field on Tuesday, and is expected to be in the lineup this Saturday when Saskatchewan hosts the BC Lions.

"He should play," said Head Coach & GM Chris Jones. "We're moving forward. It was an unfortunate event but we can't just sit there and continue to pound away at it. It's one of those things where anytime something negative happens we have to move forward at some point."

Hughes said it hurt to miss that game but even moreso since it was to be his first return to Calgary since being traded away in the off-season.

"I think it did," Hughes explained. "I had a lot of friends, family, fans, really prepare for me to come back to Calgary and display my talent. Unfortunately it didn't happen. I did apologize to everybody on social media; all my friends, family and fans, so it's good."

Meanwhile veteran receiver Naaman Roosevelt was back at practice after missing several weeks with a lower body injury. Jones said they'll wait throughout the week to see how Roosevelt responds before making a decision on his status for the BC game.

Jones threw a curve on Saturday by inserting tailback Cameron Marshall for his season debut, taking the place of Marcus Thigpen. The ASU product contributed well over 100 combined yards in the victory.

"We're fortunate," Jones offered. "We've got three guys who can really play and impact the game. All three are really hard workers. We'll just continue to rotate all three people and the freshest guys play."

The Riders host the BC Lions Saturday at 5:00 pm on 620 CKRM and TSN.

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2 comments:

Justin Case U-win said...

Charleston faced the firing squad and was ready for what ever they were going to throw at him. He received a 1 game suspension and rightfully so. I think that everything has been handled as well as you can possibly handle an out in the open messy situation.
Nerves are settled and it’s time for Hughes to get back to playing football. He will have his court date and a big fine and a suspended drivers licence in Canada. I have no idea how this affects Americans that do not live here after the season. Anyway for us football fans I sure hope we can forget about it and concentrate on Charleston Hughes on one end and Willy Jefferson on the other end. Rushing the QB and both D-ends meeting at the same time on Lulay and squeezing him like a Freckle faced red headed pimple.
Travis has his Mojo back and he can be a tough SOB to keep corralled. Just when U think you have him. He pops out of the grasp and fires the ball down field.

Both teams need this game and both are coming off of very good wins. BC beat Calgary as well as the Riders did and then beat the EE. So it’s time to end the Lions streak and add to our own.
Go Riders

Scott Thompson said...

I for one would like to see Cam Marshall as our starting tailback. I think he’s far more effective at getting through the line of scrimmage as well as being s great receiver and blocker.