The Calgary Stampeders will be short-handed in the receiving corps for their pivotal matchup with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Friday.
Top pass catcher Reggie Begelton (chest) has been placed on the one-game injured list. In 14 games this season, the 30-year-old has recorded 82 receptions for 1,053 yards and four touchdowns — making him the Stamps’ most productive target by almost 400 yards.
Also absent this week is former NFL speedster Tommylee Lewis, who missed practice all week for non-injury-related reasons. In 10 games, the former New Orleans Saint has recorded 18 catches for 139 yards and a touchdown, while also amassing 660 punt return yards and 348 kick return yards.
Floyd Allen, who has just one career reception for seven yards, will step into a starting spot this week, as Canadians Luther Hakunavanhu, Colton Hunchak and Cole Tucker will all see expanded roles. H-back Rysen John will also dress for receiving depth.
Lewis’ return duties will be competently handled, as Friday marks the return of Peyton Logan after a 12-game absence. The all-purpose back has amassed 779 kick return yards, 903 punt return yards, 122 missed field goal return yards and two return touchdowns in 19 career games, plus 399 rushing yards, 192 receiving yards and three offensive majors. Backup running back Dedrick Mills will be a healthy scratch due to Logan’s presence.
All-star centre Sean McEwen will also be back in the lineup, sending Rodeem Brown to the practice roster. Canadian linebacker Charlie Moore (head) has been placed on the one-game injured list, allowing NFL veteran Adarius Taylor to make his CFL debut.
The Stampeders (4-11) will host the Riders (6-10) on Friday, October 13 at 9:30 p.m. EDT. Saskatchewan can eliminate their opponent from playoff contention with a win, while Calgary could secure the critical season series with a victory.