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Charleston Hughes, Shaq Evans, Matt Nichols CFL Top Performers for Week 6

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Saskatchewan defensive lineman Charleston Hughes and wide receiver Shaq Evans, along with Winnipeg signal caller Matt Nichols were the top CFL performers for Week 6.

Hughes had a monster game for the Roughriders in their victory over the B.C Lions, collecting three sacks, two tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and a career-high ten tackles during Saturday’s game.

Evans, on the other side of the ball, hauled in 5 receptions for a career-high 158 yards and a touchdown.

Nichols spearheaded the Bombers in their routing of the Ottawa Redblacks, completing 25-29 passes for two touchdowns and no interceptions during the convincing win.

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Blue Bombers Sign Zach Collaros to Contract Extension

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed veteran quarterback Zach Collaros to a three-year contract extension through the 2025 season, which will prevent him from hitting free agency in February, according to an official team announcement on Tiuesday.

Collaros, 34, has been vital to the Bombers success, and has been a part of back-to-back Grey Cups with the team, and who was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player last season.

Collaros landed in Winnipeg during the 2019, when the Bombers acquired him via trade with the Toronto Argonauts.

Collaros has thrown for a career-high 4,115 yards with 35 touchdowns and 13 interceptions this season.

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Elks Announces Taylor Cornelius Hospitalized with Spleen Injury

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The Edmonton Elks have officially announced that quarterback Taylor Cornelius suffered a spleen injury during Saturday’s loss to the Toronto Argonauts and was hospitalized that evening, according to TSN.

The Elks announced on Twitter that Cornelius will miss their final game of the season when they take on the BC Lions. With Cornelius out, the Elks will turn to Tre Ford to take over the starting signal caller duties.

Additionally, Cornelius, 27, is still in hospital for observation, but is expected to make a full recovery.

Edmonton has a league-worst 4-12 record, with no home wins this season.

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Elks Sign Scott Hutter to Two-Year Contract Extension

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The Edmonton Elks have officially signed defensive back Scott Hunter to a two year contract extension that was officially announced last Friday, and will keep Hutter with the team through the 2024 season.

Edmonton selected Hutter in the sixth round of the 2019 CFL draft out of Wilfrid Laurie.

Hutter has started 12 games this season, collecting 53 tackles, nine special-teams tackles and a forced fumble.

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