A look at the Final Roster?

So this could or could not be the final roster, as it seems like there might still be a roster move or two to be made in the coming days. It appears that six players will spend at least some time on the injured reserve list, and that the Eskimos have decided who they want on their practice roster. So that leaves us with 47 players. Yes, that’s right, 47. It looks like Kevin Wuthrich, who was on the practice roster as an area protected junior last year, will fill the same role with the Eskimos this year. I may be wrong on this one, but it’s the only way I can figure out what to do with the extra player and get the roster down to 46. If someone else knows better, please let me know.
For the four man reserve, I know that Rod Davis occupied one of these spots last year, so logic says he might be back in that same situation. As for the others, I just took players where it looked like there was an extra. Don’t read too much into this.

Just as a brief reminder, according to the CFL website, the following are the basic rules governing rosters in the CFL.

  • Each team may have a maximum of 42 players, including 3 players who shall be identified as quarterbacks and 39 other players, of whom not more than 19 may be imports.
  • Teams must have a minimum of 41 players, including two players who shall be identified as quarterbacks and 39 other players, of whom not more than 19 may be imports.
  • Each team must establish a reserve roster of 4 players. These 4 players may be imports or non-imports.
QB: Ricky Ray, Jason Maas, Jared Zabransky
RB: Arkee Whitlock, Calvin McCarty
FB: Mathieu Bertrand, Graeme Bell, Chris Ciezki
WR: Andrew Nowacki, Kelly Campbell
SB: Fred Stamps, Kamau Peterson, Brad Smith, Andre Talbot, Jason Barnes
C: Kyle Koch, Gord Hinse
G: Patrick Kabongo, Adam Rogers
T: Calvin Armstrong, Joe McGrath, Jeremy Parquet
DT: Andre Coleman, Dee Sterling, Justin Brown
DE: Kai Ellis, Greg Peach, Justin Cooper, Kenneth Pettway
LB: Maurice Lloyd, Mark Restelli, TJ Hill, Javier Glatt
DB: Jason Goss, Chris Thompson, Lenny Walls, Lawrence Gordon
S: Saleem Borhot, Jason Nugent
Special Teams
K:Noel Prefontaine
KR: Skyler Green
LS: Tim St.Pierre
Greg Wojt, Rod Davis, Weldon Brown, Efrem Hill
Injured Reserve
Aaron Fiacconi, Dario Romero, Randee Drew, Elliott Richardson, Tristan Jackson, Derek Schiavone
Practice Roster
Daniel Libre, Pascal Fils , Sharun Corbin, Adam Braidwood, Neil Puffer, Roderick Williams, Tremayne Kirkland, Kevin Wuthrich (APJ)
With Aaron Fiacconi, Dario Romero, and Randee Drew only on the 1-game injured roster for the moment, the Eskimos will have a few more difficult decisions to make in the coming weeks, but’s that for another day and time. Following training camp and the exhibition season is always fun, but now it’s time for the regular season.

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