No slowin’ Johnson down

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:32 PM ET

If this is the twilight of Jeff Johnson’s CFL career, he’s not simply going to fade away.

The longest-serving CFL player on the Argos roster, this is Johnson’s ninth year in Double Blue and 11th in the league.

But there was Johnson, scampering in for the winning touchdown on Wednesday night, two weeks after he caught a pass from quarterback Cleo Lemon for Toronto’s only touchdown in the air in three games.

“I take care of my body the best I can, and as long as I do that, I know I will contribute,” Johnson, 33, said.

“But the guys up front made it easy (against Calgary), and that makes me feel good.”

Johnson and another non-import, are integral parts of the Argos offence even if they are not used as much as others. When a player such as Cory Boyd misses a few plays because he is hurt, as was the case versus the Stampeders, head coach Jim Barker can turn to Johnson and Bryan Crawford and know exactly what he will get.

“To have guys like that who you know can step in and you know have been there and can make plays, it is critical,” Barker said. “Their value is huge because they are such great veteran players.”


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