Boston's stint in jeopardy

TERRY KOSHAN -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:46 AM ET

David Boston's hope of resurrecting his football career with the Argos is in jeopardy.

Boston arrived at camp two weeks ago with a right foot injury, which he and the Argos thought was minor. But a stress fracture was discovered and though Boston will hold off on surgery until the end of the season, Argos general manager Adam Rita is not sure the former NFL receiver will be catching passes in Toronto in 2008.

"If he gets healthy, it might be a bonus for us," Rita said. "We are not sure when he is going to be back, but he is eager to be back and hopefully we will get him down the stretch."

Boston, who led the NFL in receiving in 2001 with 1,598 yards when he was with the Arizona Cardinals, continues to get treatment on his foot. The Argos have suspended him, which means he remains property of the team.

Bethel Johnson, another NFL refugee who was signed to bolster the receiver corps, has looked good in camp.

"He has great separation ability, he can go the distance and he can help us in the kicking (return) game to take some pressure off Arland (Bruce) and (Dominique) Dorsey," Rita said.

MORE OF RITA

Rita, also the Argos' vice-president of football operations, signed a two-year extension that will take him through the 2010 season. Rita has been the Argos' GM since 2004, the most recent time the club won the Grey Cup.

"I know (the coaching staff) and I know what they can do. To give these guys the type of support they need to be successful was probably the reason I was able to get an extension," Rita said.

SAY GOODBYE

Three players -- fullback Kojo Aidoo, linebacker Cory Peoples and offensive lineman Chris Sutherland -- were released, leaving 68 players in camp, including some who are injured. CFL rosters must be reduced to 46 players by 11:59 p.m. on June 21.

"Everybody here has a chance right now," head coach Rich Stubler said.


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