TORONTO -- The Argonauts figured they had moved on without running back Jamal Robertson — and now it’s official.
Robertson, one of seven CFL backs to run for more than 1,000 yards in 2009, signed with the B.C. Lions on Monday.
The Argos are high on one of their off-season acquisitions, running back Cory Boyd, and think Amos Allen could be a threat.
Non-import Andre Durie also will get a long look in training camp.
The Argos had talked with Robertson, but the 33-year-old priced himself out of the Argos’ interest.
Of the seven CFLers who gained 1,000 yards on the ground last year, Robertson’s average of 4.9 yards a carry was the lowest.
The Lions had a hole to fill when Martell Mallett, the CFL’s most outstanding rookie in 2009, signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in January.
Ticats extend Knowlton
All-star linebacker Markeith Knowlton has signed an extension with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats through 2012.
The integral piece of the Ticats’ defence, Knowlton was third in the CFL last season with 94 defensive tackles and was named both an East Division and CFL all-star.