Dominique Davis reassumes Redblacks’ starting QB role

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The Ottawa Redblacks have reinstalled Dominique Davis as their starting quarterback now that he’s healed from a lower body injury.

Davis was injured during Ottawa’s 36-19 loss to the Alouettes in Week 5. During three out of four starts overall, Davis has thrown more interceptions than touchdown passes. Through four starts Davis has completed 66 per cent of his passes for 1,132 yards with three majors versus seven interceptions plus 15 carries for 76 yards and five touchdowns on the ground.

Jonathon Jennings started in place of Davis against Winnipeg in Week 6 and Calgary during Week 7. For his first outing Jennings completed 6-of-15 passes for 45 yards and one interception which was returned for a touchdown in a 31-1 defeat. Versus the Stampeders, Jennings hit on 15-of-18 attempts for 125 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in a 17-16 defeat. Jennings is 0-2 as a starter with the Redblacks.

Those outings clearly didn’t inspire confidence. Ottawa has lost four straight games after opening the season with a pair of wins, dropping their record to 2-4. The Redblacks must get better QB play and Davis could help.