Bruce goes on the block

Argo receiver Arland Bruce did not make the trip west against the Bombers. (Sun Media/Stan Behal)

Argo receiver Arland Bruce did not make the trip west against the Bombers. (Sun Media/Stan Behal)

TERRY KOSHAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 1:32 PM ET

WINNIPEG -- Argonauts receiver Arland Bruce is willing to suit up for whatever Canadian Football League team will take him.

"I think he is open to playing anywhere," Bruce's agent, Angelo Wright, told Sun Media on Friday morning. "(The Argos) are actively trying to move him if they can and I have been talking to some teams."

Wright expected the process to be done "within a week" but was not sure whether Bruce will be traded or released.

"I do know he will be playing pro football somewhere," Wright said. "There is some interest."

Does Wright see the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as possible destination, even though the Argos would risk having Bruce playing a large role for their biggest rival?

"I think they will trade him wherever Adam would get value," Wright said.

Bruce did not make the trip west for an East Division clash Friday night against the Blue Bombers after he was suspended by Argos head coach Bart Andrus for conduct that Andrus did not deem professional. When Bruce went public with his frustration on Wednesday, his fate apparently was sealed in Toronto.

Bruce has been the Argos' leading receiver for the past three seasons and leads the team with 199 yards this year. But his unwillingness to get in line off the field didn't wash with Andrus, who has said that Bruce was not being singled out.

"Arland is a guy who works hard and they have put up with some of his quirks," Wright said. "But the communication with the new coach is a little different. That is probably where the discomfort is."

The Argos, already without Andre Talbot, Tyler Scott and Matt Lambros because of injuries, will use Hank Edwards in Bruce's place against the Bombers.

One of Bruce's former Argos teammates, Winnipeg defensive end Riall Johnson, figured Bruce "will have no problem getting a job. We would welcome him here."


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