Riders’ receiver Shaq Evans game-time decision for West Final

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The status of Saskatchewan Roughriders receiver Shaq Evans is to be determined for the West Final.

“Shaq’s a wait and see guy. His foot’s bothering him a little bit. See how he runs, but we’ll have to determine that on game day with Shaq,” head coach Craig Dickenson said.

Evans was the No. 1 target for Cody Fajardo during the regular season. He recorded 72 catches for 1,334 yards and five touchdowns — his first 1,000-yard season. There were flashes shown in 2018 when the 28-year-old nabbed 50 balls for 785 yards.

At issue for Evans is a toe injury sustained against the Edmonton Eskimos in the last game of the regular season. The Riders clinched top spot in the West despite Evans making just one catch for 14 yards. Kenny Stafford or Jordan Williams-Lambert would draw into the lineup if Evans was sidelined.

“It’d be Kenny or J Will, it’d be one of those two guys. We feel like we have good depth at receiver,” Dickenson said.

“We certainly want Shaq to go if he’s healthy, but if he’s not we feel confident in who we have out there to replace him.”