Receiver Terry Godwin II returns for Ticats vs. Lions

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats will get receiver Terry Godwin II back for their clash with the B.C. Lions this Saturday.

The 26-year-old missed last week’s loss to the Edmonton Elks with illness but had been a key contributor through the first nine games of the season. The second-year man is currently third on the team with 36 receptions for 447 yards.

Godwin’s return knocks Anthony Johnson out of the lineup as a healthy scratch. However, the team has avoided any other changes to the receiving corps despite star Duke Williams being listed as questionable with a chest injury. The eight-year pro football veteran will play this week and is not listed as a game-time decision.

The only other change to the Ticats’ roster comes on the defensive side of the ball, where Will Sunderland will dress as a backup defensive back. Lawrence Woods has been demoted to the practice roster.

Defensive tackle Jarrod Hewitt will once again serve as a healthy scratch, while the team continues to battle injury issues. Hamilton has 13 players still on the six-game injured list, including quarterbacks Bo Levi Mitchell and Matthew Shiltz; receiver Tyler Ternowski; offensive linemen Joel Figueroa, Chris Van Zeyl, Tyrone Riley, and Kyle Saxelid; defensive linemen Ja’Gared Davis, Mohamed Diallo, and Cedric Wilcots II; linebackers Vosean Joseph and Fraser Sopik; and fullback Myles Manalo.

The Ticats (3-7) will visit the Lions (7-3) on Saturday, August 26. It is the first of two meetings between the two franchises, with each looking to avenge a poor loss last week.

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