B.C. Lions: Dane Evans named beginning QB for Thursday showdown with Blue Bombers

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B.C. Lions coach Rick Campbell stated after follow on Monday that Dane Evans will begin Thursday at quarterback in Winnipeg in opposition to Blue Bombers however Vernon Adams, Jr. (knee) might be again within the combine after that.

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Adams, 30, who was named B.C.’s starter at pivot within the low season when Nathan Rourke jumped to the NFL, needed to depart the 19-9 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on July 22 after getting sacked within the first quarter. Evans, 29, the previous Hamilton Tiger-Cats starter who was introduced in by the Lions this low season to supply insurance coverage, got here on and secured that victory, and he was 25-for-32 for 330 yards with two touchdowns in Saturday’s 27-0 conquer the Edmonton Elks.

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“Vernon’s coming alongside. That is such a brief week we need to give him another,” Campbell stated Monday in Surrey. “I wouldn’t be shocked in any respect if he’s prepared for the subsequent one simply with how issues are going.”

B.C.’s dwelling to the Calgary Stampeders on Aug. 12.

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Adams will probably be B.C.’s emergency third-string quarterback once more on Thursday, Campbell stated. Dom Davis, 34, will probably be No. 2 on the depth chart behind Evans.

B.C. (6-1) and Winnipeg (5-2) are the highest two groups within the West Division. The Lions received their earlier assembly, taking a 30-6 determination on June 22. The Blue Bombers are at B.C. Oct. 6.

Campbell additionally stated that receiver Dominique Rhymes (knee), who missed the Edmonton sport, will play Thursday in opposition to Winnipeg. Rhymes, 30, was a CFL all-star final season, due to his 85 catches for 1,401 yards with 11 touchdowns. He has 18 catches for 276 yards with 5 touchdowns to date this season.

“He’s an enormous goal and I do know he’s hungry. We’re hoping that the additional week gave him time to get wholesome and really feel like himself once more. Clearly any time he’s in our lineup we’re enthusiastic about it,” Campbell stated.