Argonauts' hopeful Gill has speed to burn

Argonauts wide receiver Robert Gill rushes up the field during training camp on Saturday at York...

Argonauts wide receiver Robert Gill rushes up the field during training camp on Saturday at York University. (Andrew Lahodynskyj/Argonauts.ca)

Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:27 PM ET

Robert Gill is fast. There’s no question about that.

He’s got a 4.19 40-yard dash time to prove it and if you’re still not convinced go find his YouTube video where he runs on a treadmill at 25 miles per hour. It looks even tougher than it sounds.

His raw speed is so impressive that at the age of 29 and after just one practice with the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals last summer, Gill was signed to a three-year contract.

He ran one deep route catching a long pass for a touchdown and head coach Bruce Arians loved it enough to put his name on a three-year deal.

But just as quickly, the story detoured.


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