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Buffalo Bulls In The CFL - Naaman Roosevelt, Ernest Jackson, Drew Willy, Dillon Guy, Jake Silas

Naaman Roosevelt - Roosevelt remains one of the top receivers in the Canadian Football League.

The Saskatchewan offense is playing pretty poorly right now. The offensive line is banged up and that's putting more pressure on Durant. The only thing that Roughrider fans can agree is that Roosevelt is the only working part of the offense's attack.

First and 10: Rob Vanstone’s first take on the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 53-7 loss in Hamilton | Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Durant’s detractors will undoubtedly revel in Saturday’s showing. In fairness, though, it should be noted that he is playing behind an offensive line that has been decimated. In addition, is there anyone aside from Naaman Roosevelt who scares opposing defences? Durant can play much better than he did on Saturday, but how much help is he getting?

Ernest Jackson - It's easy to get lost in the Ottawa REDBLACKS attack but EJ is more than doing his part

CFL Fantasy: Better late than never - Article - TSN
The often forgotten man in the Redblacks’ lethal passing game led the charge in the team’s home loss to the Alouettes. He made seven grabs for 120 yards and a score, marking the third straight game the Buffalo product has found the end zone.

To give you an idea of how potent the Ottawa passing attack is, the "oft forgotten" EJ is still 18th in the CFL when it comes to receiving yards, 14th in receptions, and tied for 5th overall in touchdowns.

Dillon Guy - Is still on the IR and the sooner he comes off the sooner that the Roughriders can start to restock their depth on the line.

Jake Silas - Has been moving around the Ottawa offensive line

Ottawa is trying to shake things up a bit and that has moved Silas from the starting right tackle to a backup tackle. Silas has played a lot of the year as a starter, in part because of the normal injuries you see during a season.

For now, he is backing up Jason Lauzon-Séguin but the instability on the line is probably not over for the REDBLACKS.

Ottawa Redblacks: Lining up and accepting responsibiiity | Ottawa Citizen
An injury that sidelined J’Micheal Deane led to some shuffling on the offensive front on Friday, with Jason Lauzon-Séguin sliding into Deane’s spot at left guard and Jake Silas returning to the right-tackle spot. This week, although Deane has resumed practice with the first-team offence, there’s lingering uncertainty about the status of right guard Alex Mateas, and the Redblacks want to get running back Travon Van back on the field, so they have to factor in the impact of Canadian Football League roster rules governing the ratio of national and international players in the lineup.

Drew Willy - As long as the Blue Bomber offensive line is playing well Matt Nichols will hold the starting spot

As a fan of Drew, I find the timing of the Winnipeg offensive line rather frustrating. After Willy has spent three years getting treated like a crash test dummy for three years now the lines come together and, unsurprisingly, the passing game has improved.

Blue Bombers offensive line looks to continue impressive run - Winnipeg Free Press
Quarterback Matt Nichols (3-0 as a starter since taking over for Drew Willy) said this week not once was he even touched by the Toronto defence — the first time that has happened in the 20 years he’s played the position.

Nichols, who has been credited for a large part of the team’s turnaround on offence, said after his first start (a 30-23 win over the Eskimos in Week 6) he received a text from Edmonton linebacker J.C. Sherritt, praising the Winnipeg O-line.

At some point I suspect the Winnipeg line will return to the norm, or, Nichols is just better at leading them.

Natey Ajdei - Still on the practice squad in Edmonton

This week's games

Home Road Bulls
August 25, 2016 Ottawa BC Ernest Jackson
Jake Silas
August 26, 2016 Montreal Winnipeg Drew Willy
August 26, 2016 Edmonton Saskatcehwan Naaman Rosevelt