Argos set to be without key defender Peters; Redblacks missing Behar, Williams

Piling injuries mean the Toronto Argonauts could be without one of their top defenders in Jamal Peters while the Ottawa Redblacks are missing receiver Nate Behar and tackle Ucambre Williams for upcoming games.

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Toronto Argonauts defensive back Jamal Peters, right, celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in August. (The Canadian Press/Christopher Katsarov)

The Toronto Argonauts could be without one of their top defenders Saturday when they visit the Calgary Stampeders.

American cornerback Jamal Peters didn't practise Wednesday for the second straight day due to a head ailment. The six-foot-two, 220-pound Peters has a league-high six interceptions this season along with 48 tackles and a sack in 12 games.

American defensive lineman Damontre Moore (quad) also hasn't practised this week. The 10-year NFL veteran saw his first game action with Toronto in last week's 45-15 road win over Ottawa.

And for the second straight day, veteran American receiver Eric Rogers (quad) was limited.

On a positive note, Canadian offensive lineman Shane Richards (quad) was a full participant Wednesday after not practising Tuesday. And defensive back Shaq Richardson (groin) and running back Javon Leake (hamstring), both Americans, have been full participants this week.

Redblacks without multiple starters

The Ottawa Redblacks will be without Canadian receiver Nate Behar and American tackle Ucambre Williams when they visit the B.C. Lions on Friday night.

Behar was listed on Ottawa's injury report as being out with a hand injury while Williams has a knee injury. Both were listed as starters for Ottawa's 45-15 home loss to the Toronto Argonauts last week.

American defensive lineman Lorenzo Mauldin (quad) is questionable. He, too, was listed as a starter against Toronto.

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Mauldin leads the CFL in sacks with 12 while Behar is Ottawa's second-leading receiver this season with 59 catches for 727 yards and two TDs.

Also listed as being out are defensive back Sherrod Baltimore (hamstring), running back William Powell (knee), offensive lineman Darius Ciraco (hip) and linebacker Adam Auclair (hand). Baltimore and Powell are Americans while Ciraco and Auclair are Canadian.

Last week, Baltimore and Ciraco were on Ottawa's one-game injured list while both Powell and Auclair were on the six-game.

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