Brad Smith rejoins Boatmen

FRANK ZICARELLI

, Last Updated: 9:55 AM ET

Only in the CFL does a player go from being released one week to playing the next.

And for the same team.

But three-down football is more about the import and non-import ratio than any zone blitz or wild-cat offence.

Brad Smith was jettisoned by the Argos last week.

In the wake of injuries to Canadian receivers Andre Talbot (ankle) and Matt Lambros (knee), Smith yesterday was signed by the club and will dress for Friday's road game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Smith is the son of former CFL commissioner and current Montreal Alouettes president Larry Smith.

Brad Smith was drafted by the Argos in 2007 and played one game for the Boatmen until his rights were obtained by the Als.

He returned last season and dressed in the Argos' season opener in Hamilton.

Receiver Chad Rempel, a Saskatchewan native, has joined the Argos' practice roster.

Rempel played in 10 games for the Argos in 2007. He spent this past off-season working with Canada's four-man bobsleigh team.

Belly to Belli

DT Adriano Belli was excused from yesterday's practice to get fluid drained from his left calf muscle.

A lot was made of Belli's outbursts when the Argos imploded against Saskatchewan two weeks ago, but nothing was said of Belli's play and behaviour following last week's loss in Calgary.

For the record, Belli wasn't called for any infraction and recorded one quarterback sack. In fact, during one skirmish against the Stamps, Belli acted as a peacemaker.

CFL's in tune

The league yesterday announced that all its kickoffs are available on the iTunes Store (www.itunes.ca) at a cost of $2.49 per game.


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