Argos expected to sign Mathis

TERRY KOSHAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 7:20 PM ET

Jerome Mathis’ days of waiting are about to end.

The Argonauts are expected to officially sign the receiver/kick returner, who has been with the club since he was cut in June, and use him against B.C. on Saturday.

“You cage a lion up for so long and leave the meat right there in front of him,” a fully healthy Mathis said. “Now you leave the gate open. It has been long and frustrating. I can only get so excited and then I have to go out there and make the plays.”

Mathis would take the place of P.K. Sam, who is recovering from a shoulder injury. Mathis has not played in a game since 2007 when he was with the Houston Texans of the NFL.

Ice that

Argos co-owner David Cynamon, who along with fellow co-owner Howard Sokolowski was linked to the Ice Edge bid to buy the Phoenix Coyotes before it dropped out, didn’t want to discuss their involvement in detail.

“I don’t really want to talk about hockey,” Cynamon said. “We like investing in sports, and when opportunities exist that seem right, we actively participate. But there is nothing right now (on the front burner).”

Briefly

The CFL’s board of governors is expected to vote next week on whether teams can put players on the nine-game injured list without a player’s consent. There has been confusion in Winnipeg regarding the situation of linebacker Barrin Simpson, who was put on the list on Sunday by the Blue Bombers after he asked for a trade when he learned the team was going to cut his minutes ... With the Argos’ Jordan Younger hurt, Byron Parker could start at cornerback against the Lions ... The Hamilton Tiger-Cats signed receiver Brandon Middleton and released receiver Chris Davis.


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