|No Patrick Suspension; Heenan Starts Again|
|Written by Les Lazaruk|
|Wednesday, 04 July 2012 13:50|
The C-F-L issued fines to three players today, including one to Saskatchewan Roughriders' right tackle Chris Patrick for throwing a punch during a game. Patrick took a swing at Hamilton's Shawn Crable in the fourth quarter of the Green and White's season-opening 43-16 win on Friday. The Riders were penalized 25 yards for the incident and Patrick was ejected. The penalty negated a 27-yard gain for Saskatchewan receiver Weston Dressler. Had the catch stood, Dressler would've finished the contest with over 200 yards receiving. Dressler ended the game with 13 catches for 180 yards and three T-Ds. Patrick worked with the starting offence throughout practice today. It was confirmed by head coach Corey Chamblin that Saskatchewan Huskies' grad Ben Heenan will get a second consecutive start at right guard for the Roughriders when they host Edmonton Sunday, in place of veteran Chris Best. Best and his foot injury is progressing, but not yet ready to play. Elsewhere, linebacker Abraham Kromah and defensive back Tristan Jackson, both of whom watched most of Tuesday’s practice, were back on the field with the first-team defence Wednesday. The Riders last won over a West Division opponent in the 2010 West Final at Calgary. Sunday's 5 p.m. start against the Eskimos is not yet sold out. The long-range forecast calls for sunny skies and a 30-degree temperature. Sunday's game will mark the return of running back Hugh Charles, who was traded to Edmonton late last year. CJWW will have the broadcast Sunday beginning at 3:30 p.m.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 July 2012 16:47|