Argos, Ticats get busy

TERRY KOSHAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:33 AM ET

TORONTO -- Jeff Keeping doesn't mind that the Argonauts think they are taking a bit of a chance on him.

Keeping, who landed back with the Boatmen yesterday after a non-season with the Montreal Alouettes, knows he is a bit of risk.

Keeping had reconstructive surgery on his right knee in October but has been assured by doctors he will be set to go when training camp opens in June.

"I want to win a spot on the offensive line and play every snap," Keeping said. "But I didn't play last year (because of the injury)."

A native of Uxbridge, Ont., Keeping was selected by the Argos in the 2005 Canadian draft and spent three seasons in Toronto before signing with Montreal.

When Keeping is healthy, he is one of the more versatile guys around and can play on both sides of the ball. Keeping, 26, has lined up at guard, nose tackle, tight end and fullback in the past as well as his usual spot on the offensive line.

"I expect him to be better than he was," Argos GM Adam Rita said. "He has a bit of an injury history, but I can see Jeff playing in multiple spots for us."

Help for Porter

Meanwhile, down the QEW, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats did the expected and signed quarterback Kevin Glenn. That transaction was in the works for a few weeks, once Glenn had been released by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The Ticats like Quinton Porter, but recognized they needed more experience at quarterback.

Glenn, an eight-year veteran, was the East Division's most outstanding player in 2007 but led the league with 20 interceptions last season. He will help groom Porter.

"They've expressed that Quinton's the guy," Glenn told the Canadian Press. "You just want an opportunity and Hamilton is giving that to me."

TERRY.KOSHAN@SUNMEDIA.CA


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