The Hamilton Tiger-Cats will make two key roster changes for their game against the B.C. Lions on Saturday.
American Lamar Holmes will take over at right tackle for the injured Jordan Swindle, who has already been added to the six-game injured list. The 28-year-old Holmes was a third-round draft pick of the Atlanta Falcons in 2012 and made 19 starts over two seasons. He signed with the Ticats on June 19.
With Will Hill set to miss Saturday’s game due to a suspension for a grabbing and official, Keon Lyn will take over at strong-side linebacker and make his first CFL start. Halfback Abdul Kanneh will miss his third straight game despite practicing a couple of days this week.
The news was better for offensive lineman Mike Filer, who will play despite missing a chunk of Saturday’s loss to Saskatchewan due to injury. The same goes for linebacker Simoni Lawrence, who is also good to go.
For fantasy purposes, the Ticats are not expected to make changes to their receiving corps or at running back against the Lions.
Look for defensive back Aaron Berry to be added to the active roster in place of Chris Davis, who was released this week, while Canadian safety Mike Daly could be out an extended period with a shoulder injury. Fellow national Terrell Davis will return to fill his spot.
With Swindle on the injured list, the Ticats have signed American offensive tackle Quinterrius Eatmon to the practice roster. The 25-year-old attended training camp with the Montreal Alouettes this season and was released on June 17. He also spent time with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Ottawa Redblacks in 2016.