Argos talking with Davis

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:53 AM ET

EDMONTON -- The Argonauts are talking with former Edmonton Eskimos running back Troy Davis, a source has told Sun Media.

While an official deal hasn't been announced, there is some speculation that could happen soon.

The Argos and Eskimos are battling for the final playoff berth in the East Division --with the teams hooking up in a back-to-back series starting Friday in Edmonton.

On the surface, the Argos don't need a No. 1 tailback.

Robert Edwards gained 85 yards on the ground on Sunday in a win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

But Argos backup running back Jeff Johnson is hurt, meaning the Argonauts could be looking for some insurance down the stretch.

Davis spent the later half of 2005 and last season with the Eskimos.

He was a key cog in the Eskimos' offensive machine that captured the 2005 Grey Cup.

But he was deemed expendable this past off-season, with the club wanting more for the $105,000 salary they were paying Davis.

Cut in February, Davis has been out of football since and has just celebrated his 32nd birthday.


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