Mississauga native gets shot with Argos

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:53 PM ET

TORONTO - The numbers game ended Josh Bishop’s days as a Winnipeg Blue Bomber.

Now, he wants to do more than just fill another jersey for the Argonauts.

The Argos signed Bishop, who had been cut by the Bombers, to their practice roster on Tuesday.

“I demonstrated what I could do (with Winnipeg), but they were stacked at my position,” Bishop said. “Somebody had to take the bullet and I did. Here, I am looking to crack the roster, and once I learn these plays I think I can get in.”

The Mississauga native, a wide receiver, led the Bombers with 56 yards receiving against the Argos last week.

“The plans are for him to learn the offence and see where he is,” Argos head coach and general manager Jim Barker said. “We have seen Jedd (Gardner), Kwame (Osei) and we wanted to see one more Canadian receiver. In a couple of weeks, we will make a decision to see which one we might want to keep on the practice roster.”

The Argos announced they have released import defensive back Josh Abrams.


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