Will Hill fill?

ROB LONGLEY -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:52 AM ET

While wide receiver Robert Baker is watching from the Rogers Centre sidelines tomorrow, he might see a new wrinkle from his Argos offence.

When asked yesterday who would replace Baker, Argos coach Mike (Pinball) Clemons played coy yesterday. "We're going to hold on to that as long as we can," Clemons said.

When the team practised later in the afternoon, however, it looked as though rookie running back Hakim Hill could be central in the plans of the Argos offence.

Rather than a straight replacement at wide receiver, the Argos have been tinkering with a split backfield featuring Hill, who missed last week's game because of injury, and veteran John Avery, who sat out the team's opener.

Baker will miss tomorrow's game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders as a one-game suspension for punching kicker Noel Prefontaine this past week in Calgary.

Hill and Avery each saw plenty of time with the first-team offence at practice yesterday, the team's final major tuneup.

WHEATON RESTS

Defensive back Kenny Wheaton was held out of practice yesterday nursing a leg injury.

But Clemons said the third-year Argo is expected to start tomorrow. "We're going to continue to rest him a bit so he can get as healthy as possible," Clemons said. "He's been in the defensive backfield a couple of years now so he knows what he's doing. I think rest will be more productive for him than practice."


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