Argos 'undefeated' in new lineman's mind

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:15 PM ET

TORONTO - Edawn Coughman has a zest for playing football, and Jim Barker wants to see it happen in games.

"I like his mobility, his size, and I like how he loves to play the game," Barker, the Argonauts head coach and general manager, said. "There are some guys who love being out there and Edawn is one of those guys."

The 6-foot-4, 309-pound Coughman is being touted to replace left tackle Rob Murphy, who suffered a left knee injury against the B.C. Lions. Murphy underwent an MRI on Tuesday, and has said he does not expect good results. There's a chance he could be out for the season.

Linebacker Jordan Younger is day to day with a shoulder injury, Barker said.

With Coughman being activated from the practice roster, the Argos used that spot right away to sign quarterback Zack Eskridge.

Eskridge played for three years at Midwestern State in Texas and was a recent cut by the Dallas Cowboys.

Coughman, meanwhile, is relieved his time as a spectator is done.

"I have been preparing for his all year," Coughman said. "Nobody likes losing, but it builds character to see what type of team we really are. We're not 2-7 in my mind. Right now we're undefeated."


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