The Argonauts unique relationship with long snapper Randy Srochenski will continue.
Called out of retirement again — he is the pastor of Niagara Celebration Church in St. Catharines — the 36-year-old “Scorch” was summoned when projected young starter Steve Schmidt was hurt for opening day and the Argos began to look very green at the position.
The Argos cut Jean-Nicolas Carriere yesterday, one of last year’s contenders for the job.
Srochenski can’t remember how many times he’s come out of retirement, but recognized general manager Adam Rita’s phone number on his call display just before camp. As long as his day job isn’t compromised, Srochenski is willing to help.
“Adam’s never demanding, he’s very gracious,” Srochenski said.“
Derik Armstrong, whose messy divorce from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers is now official, could be brought in by the Argos “from a curiosity standpoint” coach Bart Andrus says.
“There’s a possibility that we would (give him a physical) to see where he’s at,” a coy Andrus replied yesterday, after reports earlier this week that Armstrong would be brought in if his fight with the Bombers regarding his reduced playing time wasn’t resolved. “He’s got that knee injury that could give him problems. We haven’t said anything, but we’re always looking to improve our roster and he’s certainly a guy who is experienced and may allow us to improve — if he’s healthy.”
Wide receiver Arland Bruce is likely starting tomorrow after a bout of hemorrhoids put his status in question.
“He’s going to get some IV stuff, so we’re approaching this in a lot of different ways,” Andrus said. “He’s getting a lot of relief. Right now, unless something pops up, he’d be a go.”
Justin Medlock will be handling the kicking and punting tomorrow, the second hoofer to make his CFL debut in as many weeks after Eddie Johnson separated his shoulder in Hamilton early in the Canada Day game.