Stampeders' Jon Cornish still not ready to practise

Stampeders running back Jon Cornish is helped off the field after taking a nasty hit from Als...

Stampeders running back Jon Cornish is helped off the field after taking a nasty hit from Als defender Kyries Hebert two weeks ago. (Lyle Aspinall/QMI Agency)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:34 PM ET

CALGARY - John Hufnagel has stalked enough sidelines in his day to know nothing can be taken for granted in the game of football.

Over the off-season, the Calgary Stampeders GM/head coach took one look at his running back depth chart, and even with reigning MOP Jon Cornish atop it, he wasn’t satisfied.

Now, with Cornish missing a second straight day of practice due to a concussion, the February signing of 5-foot-7, 191-lb. scatback Jock Sanders is looming large.

“I said it many times in the off-season, one of the reasons why we wanted to acquire Jock is that if Jon did get nicked early in a game or missed a game or two that we’d be able to survive without changing the ratio with Matt Walter and Jock Sanders,” Hufnagel said following Tuesday’s practice session at McMahon Stadium. “Matt Walter has done everything we’ve asked of him, and I’m sure that he’s waiting for this opportunity.


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