Wait and see

The Western Star - - Sports - BY CAROL PHILLIPS

It re­mains un­clear who will get the start at quar­ter­back for the Saskatchewan Roughrid­ers tonight in Hamil­ton.

Vet­eran pivot Kevin Glenn, who leads one of the top of­fen­sive clubs in the CFL this sea­son, has been rest­ing a bruised hand all week. He will be a game-time de­ci­sion for the matchup with the TigerCats.

Head coach Chris Jones said his de­ci­sion hinges on if Glenn “tells me that he’s ready to go and he’s able to throw. Again, right now, we’re wait­ing to see if that’s go­ing to hap­pen or not.”

Glenn, who’s third in the CFL with 21 touch­down passes (and tied for sec­ond with 10 in­ter­cep­tions), in­jured his hand in last week’s 48-28 loss to Win­nipeg. He was re­placed by Bran­don Bridge and has yet to par­tic­i­pate in team prac­tices this week.

Bridge, who has been tak­ing first­team reps, was the one who showed up for the team’s me­dia avail­abil­ity Thurs­day. How­ever, he said he doesn’t know who will get the start, adding he thought Glenn “looked good” when he saw him throw­ing Thurs­day.

Bridge also noted that Saskatchewan’s solid group of re­ceivers makes it eas­ier for any quar­ter­back to step in.

The Roughrid­ers are tied with Ot­tawa for the league lead with 24 touch­down catches. Glenn’s favourite tar­get is Duron Carter, who leads the CFL with eight TD re­cep­tions with team­mate Naa­man Roo­sevelt close be­hind with six.

“They make plays,” Hamil­ton head coach June Jones said of the Saskatchewan re­ceivers. “Plus, they’re big bod­ies. They get the ball around them, they come down with it. I’m very im­pressed with those guys. And they run af­ter the catch.”

Hamil­ton free safety Court­ney Stephen said the de­fence is go­ing to have to stick to its game plan and force the Roughrid­ers to ad­just.

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