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Bo Levi Mitchell Returns as Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ Starting QB Against Roughriders

Key Points:

  • Bo Levi Mitchell listed as QB1 on Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ depth chart for the upcoming game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
  • Mitchell makes a comeback after an eight-game hiatus due to a fractured leg suffered in July.
  • Rookie Taylor Powell, who filled Mitchell’s spot, won’t be suiting up for this match, making way for Matthew Shiltz as the backup.

Bo Levi Mitchell, the seasoned pivot for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, is gearing up to make his return to the starting lineup, marking his triumphant comeback against the Saskatchewan Roughriders this Saturday night. Mitchell’s absence from the field, owing to a leg fracture on July 28 during a match against the Ottawa Redblacks, had been a talking point for the CFL community.

Expressing his enthusiasm on his return, Mitchell mentioned, “It felt so good just putting the helmet back on… The camaraderie being back out there feels great. I wish it was obviously a lot sooner, but I got back as fast as I could.” The 33-year-old quarterback had been splitting the first-team reps with Matt Shiltz during practices this week, fueling speculation about his return.

This season’s stats for Mitchell, before the injury, showcased 714 yards based on 56-for-97 passing which included three touchdowns and nine interceptions. Mitchell’s prowess on the field is well-acknowledged, given his accolades as a two-time CFL Most Outstanding Player and two-time Grey Cup champion. This is Mitchell’s maiden season with the Ticats after a decade-long allegiance with the Calgary Stampeders.

The Tiger-Cats, with a score of 7-8, are currently tailing the Montreal Alouettes by two points, eyeing the second position in the East Division.

Further updates suggest that rookie Taylor Powell, who stepped in as the starter for the Tiger-Cats during Mitchell’s injury break, won’t be participating in the upcoming game. Powell had a commendable run with a 4-5 record as a starter, accumulating 2,177 yards with 10 touchdowns. The responsibility as backup now rests with Matthew Shiltz, and Kai Locksley is set to handle short-yardage roles.

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