Stamps defender Derrius Brooks returns to new position

Stamps defender Derrius Brooks knows all too well the dangers of Taj Smith and the rest of the...

Stamps defender Derrius Brooks knows all too well the dangers of Taj Smith and the rest of the 'Riders receiving corps. (Jim Wells/QMI Agency)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:41 PM ET

CALGARY - Derrius Brooks knows what to expect from the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The position he’ll be asked to play, however, is a different story.

The Calgary Stampeders starter for the first two weeks of the season at boundary corner, Brooks is expected to return from a strained MCL in his left knee at halfback, replacing the injured Quincy Butler (knee).

Brooks last saw action against the same team he’ll face Friday (7 p.m., TSN, News Talk 770), as he went down in the Week 2 road loss to the Riders when he collided with a teammate on a tackle.

The 25-year-old cover-man knows the challenges the Riders deep receiving corps of Weston Dressler, Taj Smith, Chris Getzlaf, Rob Bagg and Geroy Simon will pose for the Stamps secondary.

Dressler went off for 10 catches, 108 yards and a score in Week 2, matching up for the most part against Jamar Wall, who could also return this week from his own knee injury suffered in that contest.


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