McDuffie not ready to re­turn

Ottawa Citizen - - SPORTS - Tim Baines

While the Ottawa Red­blacks hope to get dy­namic re­turner/re­ceiver Quincy McDuffie back into their lineup soon, it doesn’t look like it will hap­pen Sun­day.

With the Red­blacks in Mon­treal to play the Alou­ettes in an af­ter­noon game, McDuffie, it seems, will re­main on the in­jured list.

“He’s tak­ing a lot longer than any of us, in­clud­ing him, would have hoped or wanted,” said Red­blacks GM Mar­cel Des­jardins Friday.

Do­minique Rhymes will likely start at one re­ceiver spot Sun­day with Jake Harty see­ing time as well. Kevin El­liott, signed a cou­ple of weeks ago, isn’t an op­tion.

Ex­plained Des­jardins: “The un­der­stand­ing with Kevin was, ‘Look, you’re com­ing here to add depth, but no prom­ises be­yond that.’ Will Kevin El­liott get on the ros­ter this year? Maybe, but cer­tainly that’s not a fore­gone con­clu­sion — es­pe­cially with (Juron) Criner get­ting healthy and maybe a cou­ple of weeks away.”

As for Harty, Des­jardins said: “It’s a func­tion man­ag­ing him from a health per­spec­tive. Both Rhymes and (Harty) will play.”

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