At least that is what Rob Vanstone is reporting after today's practice.
REGINA — Wes Cates will likely be the starting tailback when the Saskatchewan Roughriders play host to the Montreal Alouettes in Thursday's CFL regular-season opener.
Cates and Hugh Charles have been battling for the No. 1 job. Cates has been the Roughriders' featured tailback for the past three seasons.
After Monday's practice, head coach Ken Miller said that a final decision between Cates and Charles had not been made. However, Miller is leaning toward the incumbent.
"My gut instinct is that it will probably be Wes in this particular game because, in order to replace someone, somebody has to demonstrate that they're significantly better — not just the same or as good,'' Miller said.