Jacobs out of doghouse

DON BRENNAN -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 7:51 AM ET

Ray Jacobs is headed back to the battle.

The veteran defensive end will return to the Renegades line against Montreal tomorrow after spending a week on coach Joe Paopao's suspended list for "actions detrimental to the team" and another week on the practice roster.

Jacobs, who was deemed solid as a starter in Ottawa's first seven games, is anxious to pick up where he left off.

"I've been very active since then," the 32-year-old said after yesterday's practice. "My body feels good. I'm refreshed. I'm focused. I feel good."

Jacobs will replace defensive tackle Johnny Scott in one of four roster moves the Renegades are making since a 38-17 loss Aug. 19 in Winnipeg.

Linebacker Martin Gagnon will take the non-import spot of punter Pat Fleming (broken hand) to give the Renegades another special teams body. Sack specialist Anthony Collier (concussion) replaces LB Robert Grant, who is recovering from a neck injury. And DB Da'Shann Austin also returns from concussion trouble to replace DB Sean Weston (high ankle sprain).

EXTRA POINTS: Renegades LB Syniker Taylor was able to breathe a sigh of relief Tuesday night upon learning his dad and six-year-old son were safe from the flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina. The two had opted against evacuating their home in Orange Grove, Miss., and Taylor was unable to contact them when the storm hit. "They made it through," said Taylor. "It was hard on me, not knowing. I was just sitting in my house waiting. I didn't want to watch (storm coverage) on TV. I wanted to hear from my people myself. They're okay." ... VP of football operations Forrest Gregg was back on the practice sidelines yesterday after spending time during the bye week in Colorado ... The Renegades have determined they have no interest in discarded Argo receiver Andre Rison ... Former Renegades DB Alphonso Roundtree has been signed by the Hamilton Ticats.


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