Lemon welcomes QB competition
By TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency
Cleo Lemon claims not to be a sour person.
The Argonauts quarterback, who started all but one game in 2010, doesn’t mind that the competition for his job grew when Toronto acquired Steven Jyles from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
“Not at all,” Lemon said during the second day of the Argos’ free-agent camp. “We got another good player on our roster, and I’m a team guy. Competition is always a good thing.”
Lemon, recovering from surgery on the pinky finger on his throwing hand, has not been participating in passing drills. He also has a small hamstring tweak, and he’s not losing anything by not throwing at this camp.
“Right now, I just don’t want a setback,” Lemon said. “I don’t want to do anything stupid. Guys are out here flying around and I don’t want to take anything away from them.”
Jyles has been participating, but not taking as many reps as Dalton Bell. Jyles is in the strengthening process as he rehabilitates from off-season shoulder surgery.
Both Jyles and Lemon indicated they expect to be completely healthy when training camp starts in the first week of June.
Unless there's a drastic change, one of Lemon, Jyles or Bell will be the starting quarterback for the Argos in 2011.