Argos sign former NFL kicker

TERRY KOSHAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 3:22 PM ET

The Argonauts' camp for free agents earlier this month in Florida has borne some fruit.

The Argos on Thursday announced the signing of kicker Justin Medlock, who impressed the team's brass during the camp. Drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2007, Medlock played one game for the Chiefs before he was released.

The 25-year-old, who is second on UCLA's career scoring list, was signed by the St. Louis Rams in February of last year but was a final cut in training camp.

How this upsets the Argos' kicking apple cart, if at all, remains to be seen. Mike Vanderjagt is under contract for the 2009 season but did not wow anyone after returning to the Argos in 2008 following a mostly prolific stint in the NFL. Having someone in camp to put some pressure on him might be what Vanderjagt needs.


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