Copeland getting close to Argos return

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 7:30 PM ET

There is good news in Argoland regarding the health of slotback Jeremaine Copeland, who suffered an elbow injury against Montreal on Aug. 14 and has not played since.

“Cope should be able to practise hopefully (Wednesday) or Thursday,” head coach Jim Barker said. “He is way ahead of schedule and was not supposed to be cleared after Moncton (Sept. 26). But to think he is going to play this weekend would be a reach.”

Defensive lineman Adriano Belli, who has missed five games with a foot problem, remains out. Offensive linemen Chris Van Zeyl (back) and Cedric Gagne-Marcoux (calf) are considered day to day until the Argos have a better understanding of their injuries. But Van Zeyl had a hard time walking on Monday after the Labour Day Classic, so expect him to be out for an extended period.

REINDERS GAMES

Offensive lineman Joel Reinders, who failed to catch on with the Cleveland Browns after he was signed by the National Football League club in April, is on the Argos’ radar.

The Argos drafted Reinders in May, and not that he could have helped this weekend anyway, they want to get him under contract.

SOUR LEMON

Quarterback Cleo Lemon had his best day in the CFL with 334 passing yards (his first 300+ game), but didn’t care much. It was the three interceptions that killed his spirit.

“You take away three or four throws, and you have a good day,” Lemon said. “And that is the frustrating part. You feel comfortable, and if you take three plays out of the game, and it’s a different outlook. You feel good going into the next game, but knowing those critical mistakes cost you the win.”

terry.koshan@sunmedia.ca

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