The Argonauts should know in the next little while whether their roster will get some big-time boosts.
Among the final cuts yesterday in the National Football League were running back Dominique Dorsey (Washington Redskins), defensive tackle Corey Mace (Buffalo Bills) and offensive tackle Cliff Washburn (Houston Texans). The CFL rights for each are owned by the Argos.
A source last night said the Redskins would add Dorsey, who was the 2008 CFL most outstanding special teams player with the Argos, to their practice roster, meaning a return to Toronto might not be automatic.
"That's the rumour," Argos general manager Adam Rita said. "I would guess we won't know for a bit. Right now, we're staying focused on our game (tomorrow in Hamilton)."
Dorsey would be a large addition for an Argos team that has a weak return game. He had 2,892 all-purpose yards last year despite missing five games with an injury.
ADRIANO VS. ARLAND
Nose tackle Adriano Belli is expected to be in the lineup tomorrow after missing a game with a staph infection on his left shin. If he gets the opportunity, he will be looking to hammer former teammate Arland Bruce.
"He is an incredibly gifted athlete, but if I have a chance to knock his helmet off, I will do it," Belli said. "That's if I can catch him."
Bryan Crawford is one of the few Hamilton residents who wants to see a repeat of the 2008 Labour Day Classic.
The Argos running back, who was born in Steeltown and lives there year-round, scored the winning touchdown on Labour Day last year.
"I have a lot of friends who cheer for me but still boo the hell out of the Argos every chance they get," Crawford, 27, said. "Extended family members want to see me do well, but they want to see the Argos get waxed."