Saskatchewan Roughriders practice in the cold as they prepare for B.C.

Weston Dressler expected to play
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders are dealing with mother nature as they get ready to face the B.C. Lions on Halloween Sunday.

A snow storm that rolled in Tuesday has left some brisk temperatures for the team as they practice outside.

Receiver Weston Dressler says you just have to mentally block out the cold.

"If you come out here and worry about how cold it is and think about that all day, it can kind of take control of your body," said Dressler.

 "You're not moving as well as you should and getting muscles lose. You just have to mentally prepare for it and come out and do your job."

As for whether he'll play this weekend after sitting out last game with a groin injury, he says his groin is coming along well.

"It's feeling a lot better this week than it has the past couple of weeks. The biggest thing for me is getting it loose at the beginning of the day and running around. It's been feeling really good."

Head coach Ken Miller fully expects his receiver to play against the Lions.

The Roughriders have one more practice on Friday before flying out to B.C. on Saturday.

The team also added a couple more players to the practice roster Thursday.

Quarterback Noah Shepard spent some time this year with Green Bay and played college ball at South Dakota with the all-time record in passing yards with 8,936, and touchdowns with 77.

Non-import defensive back Ludovic Kashindi was recently cut by Hamilton.