Stubler to use all 63 players

TERRY KOSHAN -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 11:19 AM ET

MONTREAL -- Argos coach Rich Stubler wants to get a look at all of his healthy players tonight.

Alouettes coach Marc Trestman? Not so much.

Among the Montreal veterans who won't suit up for the pre-season tilt are quarterback Anthony Calvillo, receiver Ben Cahoon and centre Bryan Chiu. Receiver Kerry Watkins and defensive tackle Jeff Keeping, who left the Argos in the off-season as a free agent to sign with the Als, are hurt and won't play.

Stubler plans to give all 63 players who made the trip a shot. At running back, Dominique Dorsey and Jeff Johnson will start. Stubler expects big things from Dorsey.

"Everybody seems to think that Tyler Ebell (who suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon injury) was (our No. 1 running back) when he came in but Dorsey was actually our best running back," Stubler said. "He is an electric player, and I need to let him touch the ball more than five or six times a game."

RAMSAY'S BIG DAY

The Argos had an opening on the offensive line when Mike Pearson retired and tackle Brian Ramsay has impressed. Mostly a backup in 2007, Ramsay started two games at right tackle, but is pushing for a starting job. His main competition is Ross Weaver.

"It was enough for me last year to be around the guys and feel comfortable in games," Ramsay, who articled as an accountant for Price Waterhouse in Toronto the off-season, said. "It's a bit different than the office and I'm happy football season is here."

BRIEFLY

The Alouettes, who have been training in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., were visited yesterday by former coach Marv Levy, who addressed the players and met with Trestman. Levy, 82, resigned as general manager of the Buffalo Bills in January ... The Argos didn't so much as have a walkthrough yesterday as they did two big games of kickball, involving every player on the team. As serious as Stubler can be, he also wants the players to have fun, and used to use such games to keep his charges loose when he was the Argos, defensive co-ordinator ... Former Argos coach John Rauch, who also coached the Oakland Raiders to a berth in the second Super Bowl, died Tuesday at his home in Oldsmar, Fla. He was 80.

-- with files from Sun wires


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