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CFL bye week helps the Lions heal


VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The BC Lions‘ bye week came at a good time for a member of the receiving corps.

As the Lions return to practice, receiver Nick Moore has recovered from a hamstring injury suffered in their July 30th loss to Toronto. Moore missed last Monday’s game against Winnipeg but will be ready for this Saturday’s showdown with Calgary.

“The bye week always has its advantages. Obviously, our players, six games in, got some rest, obviously got to unplug a little bit away from the game which is good,  in that we kind of get revved up for a big game home here against Calgary, ” head coach Mike Benevides tells News1130 Sports.

Moore entered the break as the Lions second-leading receiver with 23 catches for 357 yards and an average of 15.5 yards a catch.

Benevides always says that defensive lineman Jullius Williams is “wait and see” this week because of a knee injury.  Reciever Marco Iannuzzi is also absent from today’s workouts with the flu.

Calgary comes to town this week, tied with Saskatchewan for first in the CFL Western Conference at 5-1.

Today, Stampeders running back Jon Cornish of New Westminster was named CFL Offensive Player of the Week and the top Canadian of the week.  The former St Thomas More star ran for 175 yards and scored a career-high four touchdowns to help the Stampeders beat the previously unbeaten Saskatchewan Rough Riders 42-27 last Friday night.