Kicking up a kicker question

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:54 PM ET

MONTREAL — After missing all of training camp with an injury, punter/kicker Jamie Boreham has been cleared to play.

But Argonauts head coach Jim Barker was a bit noncommittal regarding Boreham’s immediate future.

“We’ll sit down with him and discuss where we are at and that type of thing and move forward,” Barker said.

Will Boreham join the team for practice later this week?

“We’ll find out,” Barker said.

Boreham, who was acquired from the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the trade that saw the Argos send the No. 1 pick in the CFL Canadian draft in May out west, suffered a herniated disc in his neck in Week 13 last year. He met with a neurologist late on Friday afternoon and got the green light to return to the field.

Also punts

Rookie Grant Shaw, also a non-import, is the lone punter/kicker on the roster. Shaw didn’t have a field-goal attempt against the Alouettes on Saturday after he was successful on both his tries last week versus Hamilton.

At the same time, Shaw is learning to punt.

“He had some good kickoffs and some not-so good,” Barker said. “Some good punts and some not-so good. He is inconsistent, which is what you would expect.”

The wild card is import Justin Medlock, who appeared to be headed for Toronto last week after he was released by the Washington Redskins. But Medlock was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions, at the least delaying what was thought to be an automatic return to the Argos. Medlock shone for the Argos last year, connecting on 40 of his 46 field-goal attempts.

— Terry Koshan


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