New Argo adjusting to CFL rules

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:04 AM ET

One young Argonaut to keep an eye on is defensive back Josh Abrams.

Despite having to learn about a new league and a new position, Abrams has caught the eye of head coach Jim Barker.

"Josh is a very instinctive guy and he has made plays," Barker said. "That's why he is here. He breaks well on the ball but this is a real good secondary. It is going to be a tough secondary for a rookie to break into. But in the (pre-season) you'll probably see he'll make a play or two and he'll make you say -- wow, there's Josh Abrams again."

In four years at Ohio, Abrams primarily backed up at running back and receiver, but he made his mark on special teams.

Undrafted out of college he signed as a free agent with the Green Bay Packers and spent two years on their practice roster before he was released and found his way to the Canadian Football League.

"I was always taught the more you can do, the better you are," Abrams said.

"Be a jack of all trades and coming out of school -- special teams was all I did.

"So wherever I can contribute, I'll be there."

Abrams said his biggest problem right now is helping his father understand the Canadian rules.

"I have the basic rules down, but when I try to explain it to my father he's completely lost. It's fun though," Abrams said.


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