Shane Ray to return for Argos vs. Ottawa, Charleston Hughes listed as third-stringer

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It appears the return of former first-round NFL draft pick Shane Ray has pushed Charleston Hughes to the back of the Toronto Argonauts’ depth chart.

Ray is returning from the six-game injured list after suffering a finger/hand injury in mid-August. He is listed as a starter at defensive end for Wednesday’s game against the Ottawa Redblacks opposite Travis Feeney.

Toronto is also expected to have Cordarro Law on the roster for the first time this season. The veteran was acquired via trade from the Calgary Stampeders this off-season but has yet to dress for the Double Blue due to a knee injury. The 32-year-old recorded ten sacks for the Stamps in 2019 and is listed as the second-stringer behind Feeney.

Hughes is listed as the third-stringer at defensive end behind Ray and Eli Mencer. The 13-year veteran has been relatively quiet this season, recording 18 total tackles and two sacks in six games. His play has been trending up as of late with nine tackles and both of his sacks coming Toronto’s two most recent games.

As per the Argonauts’ injury report, Hughes is not dealing with an injury of any kind.

John White IV has been ruled out due to a hamstring injury, which means D.J. Foster will be getting the start at running back.

Toronto hosts Ottawa on Wednesday night at BMO Field with kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m. ET. The Argos are currently listed as 8.5-point favourites and sit atop the East Division standings at 4-3.