New Argo ready to roll

STEVE BUFFERY -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:20 AM ET

HAMILTON -- The Argos are expected to announce the signing of wide receiver Marc Boerigter today.

A former member of the Kansas City Chiefs, Boerigter was released by the Calgary Stampeders on Aug. 26 and the Argos have beat out the B.C. Lions for his services.

The Hastings, Neb., native was at Ivor Wynne Stadium yesterday to watch his new team defeat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 32-14 and is hopeful that he will play against Hamilton on Saturday at the Rogers Centre.

A 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, Boerigter brings a physical dimension to the Toronto receiving corps. He is excited to play with quarterback Michael Bishop, who threw for 321 yards in Toronto's win after missing the previous five because of a broken wrist.

"With a guy with the calibre of his arm, you have to stay alive at all times. Even as play breaks down, he's going to be able to throw it up there to you (so) I'm excited about the opportunity to play with him," Boerigter said.

"Obviously, I don't know that much about him but at the same time I know he's very talented and he can get the job done."

Boerigter helped the Stampeders win the Grey Cup in 2001, his second year in the CFL, and then joined the Chiefs a year later, where he caught 20 passes for 420 yards and eight TDs.

Boerigter missed most of the 2004 season with an injury and bounced around the NFL before returning to Calgary this season.

Boerigter is confident he quickly will fit in with the Argos.

"I've been around this league a little bit, so I don't feel like an outsider at all," Boerigter said.

"I feel like I bring a veteran presence into this locker room. I don't feel like I have to come in here and do anything but be myself and play."


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