Blue Bombers’ defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat returns from hip injury in Week 9 against Alouettes

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will have defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat back in the lineup after missing two games due to a hip injury, according to the team’s depth chart.

The reigning CFL all-star has started five games this season, recording seven defensive tackles, one interception, and one forced fumble. He was named a CFL all-star for the first time in 2021 when he made 26 defensive tackles, nine sacks, and four forced fumbles over 12 games.

Jeffcoat was replaced in the starting lineup by Cedric Wilcots II, though L.B. Mack III and Thiadric Hansen also took reps as part of a rotation. Wilcots has made two defensive tackles as a CFL rookie, while Mack has recorded five defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, and two sacks. Both players have been moved to the practice roster.

The Blue Bombers (8-0) are scheduled to visit the Montreal Alouettes (2-5) on Thursday night with kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m. EDT.