Keith no concern to Jamal

TERRY KOSHAN

, Last Updated: 7:01 AM ET

Jamal Robertson has bigger things to worry about than whether the Argos are successful in their attempt to sign running back Kenton Keith.

"I have been around this game for a long time, and every team makes moves," Robertson said. "You just have to go with whatever happens. I can't let that control my destiny and what I do here. I have to prepare myself for playing Montreal (tomorrow).

"I can't worry about who is coming in and who is coming out."

Argos general manager Adam Rita said yesterday there were no further developments on the Keith front. The former Saskatchewan Roughrider has been released by the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, giving pause for thought to every CFL club, no matter how effective its running game. It just so happens the Argos ground game is not good, and adding Keith would make sense.

Robertson could be the odd man out if that happens. Dominique Dorsey, the CFL's special teams whiz, is going nowhere.

The Argos are excited about the return of Andre Durie, who will be on the Argos roster tomorrow but will not necessarily play.

Robertson was acquired from the Riders when Tyler Ebell went down with a season-ending Achilles injury in camp, and was supposed to bring a dimension of brute force to the Argos' backfield. Not that anyone has been doing somersaults in the Argos' offence, but the 3.3 yards Robertson has averaged on 53 carries is not cutting it.

That's the lowest average in the league of any back who has at least 50 touches. Robertson has four touchdowns -- two were in the season-opening victory in Winnipeg.

Whether the Argos add Keith, expect some roster moves beginning Monday, when CFL teams are able to start expanding their practice rosters to 12 players from seven, which they can do for the month leading up to the trade deadline Oct. 8 at 3:59 p.m.


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