New Argo lovin' the CFL

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:46 PM ET

TORONTO - His face dripping with sweat after intense running drills following practice on Thursday, Argonauts running back Dwayne Wright told a reporter why he has taken a quick shine to the Canadian Football League.

“It’s a team game here in Canada, and something you don’t see in the States a lot, where a lot of guys are self-centred,” Wright said. “I come here, the guys greet me, the coaches greet me, and for me to contribute in any way is an honour.”

Wright immediately was thrown into special teams duties in his Argos debut last week, and carried the football three times for 15 yards.

Originally a 2008 draft pick by the Buffalo Bills, Wright had stops with a few other National Football League teams before the Argos signed him two weeks ago. The 27-year-old will spell Cory Boyd against the Blue Bombers in Winnipeg on Saturday.

“Pretty big shoes to fill, but I am used to being a high-calibre guy,” Wright said. “Cory is a great back and I am just going to take his lead.”


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