Redblacks move Matt Nichols, Dominique Davis to six-game injured list

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The Ottawa Redblacks have moved veteran quarterbacks Matt Nichols and Dominique Davis to the six-game injured list.

Nichols did not participate in practice this week due to a shoulder/neck injury suffered in Ottawa’s loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

The 34-year-old has struggled this season, completing 63-of-96 pass attempts for 544 yards and three interceptions. He lost the starting job to Dominique Davis after the Redblacks opened the season with a 1-3 record but played a portion of the second half against the Ticats in a relief role.

Davis was not listed on Ottawa’s injury report but reportedly missed practice due to a hamstring injury he suffered in Week 8. The six-year CFL veteran initially provided a spark for the offence, but has now completed 59-of-98 pass attempts for 674 yards, three touchdowns, and four interceptions on the year.

Players who are on the six-game injured list can be activated early, but their salaries will be counted against the cap in full unless they complete their full stint.

The Redblacks have listed rookie quarterback Caleb Evans as their starter for Tuesday’s game against the Edmonton Elks. It will be the first career start for the University of Louisiana Monroe product, while fellow rookie Taryn Christion will serve as his backup.