The Edmonton Elks are building a remaining and desperate press toward a playoff spot in the CFL.
At 4-10, the job is going to tough, but the Elks are including a huge offensive weapon on Saturday for their residence activity versus the Montreal Alouettes.
Edmonton Elks head coach Chris Jones claims Saturday’s game is yet another ought to-win state of affairs for his workforce
Top receiver Kenny Lawler will return to the lineup after lacking the previous three video games with an ankle injury.
Lawler sales opportunities the Elks with 849 receiving yards, which is superior for ninth in the CFL. Lawler has five landing receptions. Lawler will appear increase to an offence which seems to be trending in the upward path above their previous five games. The Elks are averaging 24 factors for each recreation and 339 yards of offence.
Quarterback Taylor Cornelius has thrown for five landing passes and only one interception. He’s done 5 passes of 30 yards or far more, in contrast to 6 completions in his to start with 6 starts off.
Dillon Mitchell has a capture of above 30 yards in each of his past 4 online games.
Derel Walker has recorded back again-to-again 100-lawn obtaining online games for the initially time considering that 2018.
Managing back again Kevin Brown has recorded 245 yards in his to start with 3 video games of his CFL profession and has recorded a staggering 8.4-property rushing common.
Edmonton Elks quarterback Taylor Cornelius says the team only has to win games irrespective of the Riders do in their online games
The Elks will glimpse to bring some of their enjoy on the highway — where by they are 4-4 this period — to their household match at The Brick Area at Commonwealth Stadium.
The Elks erased a 10-place deficit to defeat the Saskatchewan Roughriders 26-24 on Sept. 16 in Regina.
The Riders are the workforce the Elks are chasing in the race for the crossover place in the Japanese Division.
The Elks will glance to stay clear of location a new CFL history with a 15th straight reduction at household. The Elks haven’t gained back-to-again online games considering that the 2019 year.
Edmonton Elks defensive again Duron Carter suggests his group is completely ready for a different significant game on Saturday vs. MTL
Kenny Lawler is not the only player generating his return from injuries on Saturday. Linebacker Tre Watson will enjoy his first recreation due to the fact July 14. Because of a knee personal injury, Watson skipped the Elks’ final 8 game titles.
Fellow linebacker Nyles Morgan has been dealing with a nagging groin harm given that instruction camp and the injuries will position Morgan on the 6-recreation wounded record.
Receiver/quarterback Kai Locksley will return soon after lacking the past game with a shoulder injuries, whilst quarterback Mike Beaudry has been positioned on the team’s observe roster.
The adhering to are the projected offensive and defensive starters for the Elks:
Quarterback: Taylor Cornelius
Functioning back: Kevin Brown (Fullback: Tanner Green)
Offensive line: Martez Ivey, David Foucault, Mark Korte, Tomas Jack-Kurdyla, Andrew Garnett
Receivers: Dillon Mitchell, Kenny Lawler, Jalin Marshall, Derel Walker, Vincent Forbes-Mombleau
Defensive line: Avery Ellis, J-Min Pelley, Jake Ceresna, Matt Thomas
Linebackers: Adam Konar, Tre Watson, Enock Makanzo
Defensive backs: Ed Gainey, Treston Decound, Scott Hutter, Jeff Richards, Duron Carter
You can hear dwell protection of the Elks and Alouettes on 630 CHED starting up with Countdown to Kickoff with Brenden Escott at 12:30 p.m.
The opening kickoff on The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium will be at 2 p.m. with Morley Scott and Dave Campbell with analysis by former Edmonton Football Crew offensive lineman and two-time Grey Cup winner Blake Dermott. David Boles will be reporting from the sidelines.
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