Rest of season will help St. John plan future

TERRY KOSHAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:50 AM ET

Retirement has crossed the mind of Argonauts offensive guard Jude St. John.

"I don't know what next year will hold," St. John said. "I think this will be the first year really where (retiring) is a serious consideration. What happens these last four games will play a big part of that. I know the changes that happened around here will play into that as well. Best-case scenario is to win a Grey Cup and then it's all good."

St. John, 35, broke in with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1995.

Another Argo who probably will be thinking about whether to retire is linebacker Mike O'Shea.

PASSING RECORDS

Quarterbacks Anthony Calvillo of the Montreal Alouettes and Quinton Porter of the Tiger-Cats teamed up on Saturday to set a league benchmark for the most completions in one game.

In the 44-38 upset win by Hamilton, Calvillo competed 44 of 53 passes (a record itself), while Porter was good on 27 of 32. The combined 71 completions broke the record of 70 set by Calgary (37) and Saskatchewan (33) in a game in 2003. The Grey Cup record is 64, set in 2005 by Montreal and the Edmonton Eskimos.

DORSEY ON TRACK

Dominique Dorsey could take one big step today toward returning to the Argos lineup.

Dorsey, who suffered ankle and knee injuries in his left leg against the Calgary Stampeders two weeks ago, planned on doing some running exercises for the first time since getting hurt.

"I'm pushing it hard and things are looking good," Dorsey said as he walked around the locker room yesterday with a slight limp. "I'm getting healthier every day."

Dorsey is looking at coming back for the game Oct. 18 against Montreal. The Argos' most electrifying player, Dorsey was on pace to break Michael (Pinball) Clemons' record for all-purpose yards in a season before he was injured.

BRIEFLY

Today marks the end of the month-long period in which teams could expand their practice rosters to 12 players from seven. With the number back to seven this afternoon, the Argos released wide receiver Nathan Hoffart and offensive lineman Brandon Joyce. The CFL trade deadline is tomorrow at 3:59 p.m. ET ... Receiver P.K. Sam could be back in action on Friday in Winnipeg after missing a game because of a groin injury.


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