Marc Boerigter's gain is Bashir Levingston's pain
Boerigter, a former NFL wide receiver with the Kansas City Chiefs, has been offered a contract by the Argonauts and general manager Adam Rita said yesterday he expects the signing "to be done next week. We hope he can come in and help us."
The 6-foot-3, 225 pounder was released by the Calgary Stampeders on Monday.
"They might think he has lost a step," Rita said. "He was getting big money and everyone is looking at (cap) money."
Money was one reason the Argos released Levingston. They'll now use that cap space to try to fit Boerigter into the team's salary structure.
"He's a wide body, a different type of receiver than we have," Rita said.
Boerigter helped the Stampeders to the 2001 Grey Cup, then jumped to the Chiefs and scored eight TDs. But two years and two knee surgeries later, and failed trials this summer with Green Bay and Indianapolis, he rejoined Calgary.