Prefontaine back with Argos

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:56 AM ET

TORONTO - Noel Prefontaine is back in Toronto, while Justin Medlock finds himself back on the list of unemployed.

The Argos were busy on Tuesday long before the team was scheduled to gather for practice in preparation for Friday's crucial home date against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats when the kicking carousel was set in motion.

Enter Prefontaine, who was acquired from Edmonton in a deal that sent the Eskimos non-import defensive lineman Etienne Legare and the negotiation rights to import DB Damaso Munoz.

And exit Medlock, who again becomes the victim of the CFL's ratio game where teams desperately try to lock up Canadians to handle their kicking game.

In Prefontaine's case, he can handle both punting and kicking, which frees the Argos to use an American in another slot.

What wasn't immediately known was the status of Jamie Boreham, one of the Argos' top special teams players who hurt his hamstring in Saturdays stirring win in Regina.

The betting is that Boreham is done for the season, which would be a cruel blow given all that he has meant to the Argos in this his first season in Toronto, which may prove to be his last.

"It's a pleasure to be back in the place where my career started and I'm looking forward to continuing to build the strong relationships I have with many of the coaches, players and fans in Toronto," Prefontaine said in a statement released by the club.

Prefontaine played 10 seasons in Toronto, appearing in 171 regular season games.

"The opportunity to acquire arguably the best Canadian punter/kicker in the League was too good to pass up," Argos head coach Jim Barker said in a statement. "Etienne Legare is a fine, young player and we wish him the best in Edmonton. Hopefully, this is a trade that helps both teams."


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