Argos trade Cetoute to Roughriders

Obed Cetoute during an Argos practice in November 2007. (Ernest Doroszuk/QMI Agency)

Obed Cetoute during an Argos practice in November 2007. (Ernest Doroszuk/QMI Agency)

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 11:42 AM ET

The Argonauts continue to make moves.

The Argos traded non-import receiver Obed Cetoute to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in exchange for non-import offensive lineman Jonathan St-Pierre.

Cetoute’s departure leaves Mike Bradwell and Chad Rempel as the only Canadian-born Argos receivers with CFL experience.

Head coach Jim Barker has been impressed with rookies Spencer Watt and Keith Godding in camp. Steven Turner, trained as a running back, has opened eyes as a receiver.

“We felt we had an abundance at that position with Bradwell, really happy with Watt,” Barker said. “We had a chance to get a guy who is a top-quality Canadian offensive lineman, so we did it.”

Since last season ended, the Argos have jettisoned Canadian receivers Andre Talbot, Tyler Scott, Matt Lambros and Cetoute.

Cetoute has not played since August of 2008 because of injuries. But he had recovered and showed well through the rookie camp, which also serves as a chance for injured vets to get up to speed.

“Obed made a lot of strides and did a nice job,” Barker said. “We just felt like it was a position we could afford to move.”

Meanwhile, punter Jamie Boreham watched from the sideline in civilian clothes Sunday morning as the veterans got on the field for the first time.

Boreham, acquired from Saskatchewan in the off-season, failed a physical and has retired. But it’s just a paper transaction, and the Argos are keeping their fingers crossed that Boreham physically is ready soon. Barker said Boreham’s injury did not catch the team off-guard.

“It will be taken of, hopefully,” Barker said, refusing to elaborate on Boreham’s injury. “Once he can pass the physical, we’ll take a look and see where he is. I have a lot of confidence in Jamie Boreham. So that eases my anxiety.”

Boreham's absence leaves rookies Grant Shaw and Robbie Dehaze as the only kickers in camp.

terry.koshan@sunmedia.ca


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