June 29, 2016
By Scott Scroggins
Auburn, Ala. — Two former Auburn Tigers squared off this past week as the 2016 Canadian Football League season began.
Darvin Adams, who led the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with five TD receptions and 13.8 yards per catch last season, opened his second season with the squad with 105 yards receiving on five catches against the Montreal Alouettes, including a 63-yard touchdown, in Winnipeg’s season opener. It was Adams’ third career 100-yard game.
Playing for Montreal, Jonathon Mincy recorded three tackles in the Alouettes’ 22-14 victory over the Blue Bombers in his CFL debut.
Demond Washington joined the Hamilton Tiger-Cats this season after spending the last four years with the Blue Bombers. Washington began the season on the six-game injured list.
Coach Phillip Lolley, who was a part of three SEC championships during his 15 years at Auburn, opens his first season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Thursday. Lolley coaches the Roughrider linebackers after serving in the same capacity for the defending Grey Cup champion Edmonton Eskimos for the previous two seasons. This is the Roughriders’ last season in historic Mosaic Stadium, which first hosted play on that site in 1910.
CFL regular-season play continues through November 5. The 104th Grey Cup game will be Sunday, November 27, at BMO Field in Toronto, Ontario.