TORONTO - Another day in Argoland, another development among the running backs.
William Ford, who was signed last week when DeCori Birmingham retired suddenly, suffered a sprained ankle in a pre-season game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday and will be out of the lineup indefinitely.
Luckily, Cory Boyd, who suffered a concussion early in camp, has been cleared for practice and will be on the field for full drills on Tuesday at Huron Park.
“We’ll see what Cory does,” Argos head coach Jim Barker said. “It’s an area that has been an issue for us.
“We feel what he does suits our offence well. Can he stay healthy? Those are the questions we don’t know.”
The position became an issue when 1,000-yard man Jamal Robertson signed with the B.C. Lions in the off-season.
Non-import Andre Durie has had a nice camp, but Barker does not want to take him out of the slotback position.
If Boyd falters, don’t be surprised if Barker scours other team’s cuts for an import back.
Canadians Bryan Crawford and Jeff Johnson are possibilities at the position too.