Argos move receivers Eric Rogers, Juwan Brescacin to six-game injured list

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The Toronto Argonauts have moved American receiver Eric Rogers (hamstring) and Canadian receiver Juwan Brescacin (hip) to the six-game injured list. Neither player practiced this week.

Rogers appeared in six games last season and made 25 receptions for 346 yards and three touchdowns. He started the East Final against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in December and made six receptions for 62 yards.

The two-time West Division all-star appeared in 45 games as a member of the Calgary Stampeders (2014-15, 2018-19) and made 217 catches for 3,176 yards and 27 touchdowns.

Brescacin signed with the Argos as a free agent in 2020 and dressed for five games last year, recording five receptions for 44 yards and one touchdown. The former Calgary Stampeder has struggled with injuries over the past two seasons, appearing in only nine total games.

According to the team’s depth chart, Toronto will start a receiving corps featuring Brandon Banks, DaVaris Daniels, Markeith Ambles, Cam Phillips, and Kurleigh Gittens Jr. when they host the Montreal Alouettes on Thursday evening.

Other players who were moved to the six-game injured list include Canadian offensive linemen Peter Nicastro and Dylan Giffen as well as defensive lineman Deionte Knight.

Some notable players who will start the year on the one-game injured list include defensive back Jamal Peters, receiver Dejon Brissett, and offensive lineman Isiah Cage.