Boatmen ponder reinforcements

FRANK ZICARELLI, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:30 AM ET

The Argos spent part of yesterday debating the mystery that is Derek Armstrong.

The status of the explosive receiver was thrown into question when Armstrong and rookie Blue Bombers head coach Mike Kelly engaged in a nasty verbal battle.

Armstrong isn't practising in Winnipeg and his status remains in limbo, though he had not been dealt as of yesterday.

The Argos have a history of giving players second chances, but the circumstances behind Armstrong's sudden fall from grace are so sketchy that no one really seems to know what is at the root of the public spat.

With Andre Talbot (back) listed as day-to-day and Arland Bruce III (hemorrhoids) unable to practise yesterday, Argos head coach Bart Andrus couldn't say who will line up at receiver for Saturday's home opener against Saskatchewan.

When Armstrong's name was broached, Ardrus acknowledged the club's brass was mulling whatever possibility may exist in acquiring a bona fide playmaker such as Armstrong.

Honour roll

The CFL's weekly honours include two Argos -- running back Jamal Robertson (top offensive player) and defensive tackle Adriano Belli (top Canadian).

Robertson recorded 200 combined yards, a career high, and scored one touchdown in Toronto's season-opening 30-17 win in Hamilton. The all-purpose running back rushed for 124 yards in posting his second career 100-yard game.

Belli recorded two sacks, which matched his season total from last year, and had three defensive tackles in anchoring Toronto's defensive line.

Argo sacked

The team yesterday announced that linebacker Richard Seigler had been released.


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