LIVESTREAM CFL Preseason: Montreal Alouettes @ Ottawa REDBLACKS, May 27, 01:30 CET (1:30 am, 7:30 pm EDT)

By Jamie Nye,

The Montreal Alouettes travel to Ottawa to face the REDBLACKS in the second game of the CFL preseason and the first for both teams.

Neither team will have their starting quarterback in the lineup for this one, for different reasons. The REDBLACKS seem extremely cautious, or patient, or concerned over Jeremiah Masoli’s leg injury that ended his season last year. Meanwhile, the Alouettes know Cody Fajardo is familiar enough with Jason Maas’ offense that they would rather see their other quarterbacks in action.

Caleb Evans‘ adjustment from Ottawa to Montreal intrigues me for this game. Evans has shown flashes he has all the tools to be a great CFL quarterback but he hasn’t put it together yet. I feel with Fajardo likely in the game next week, he better cement his spot as assumed backup before Maas gets any ideas.

Same goes for Nick Arbuckle in Ottawa.

The other storyline I’m watching for is the REDBLACKS’ pass rush. Lorenzo Mauldin IV was dominant last season, but he could use some help to really solidify Ottawa’s defense and the REDBLACKS brought in plenty of American defensive linemen. I’m watching to see if a few jump off the page early to show Ottawa will have improved play in the trenches this season. I’ll also be keeping an eye on first overall pick Dontae Bull to see how he’s coming along as Ottawa’s top offensive line prospect.

Watch the game live. CFL Preseason: Montreal Alouettes @ Ottawa REDBLACKS, May 27, 01:30 CET (1:30 am, 7:30 pm EDT)

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