Argonauts giving Noel Prefontaine the boot?

Kicker Noel Prefontaine's days as a Toronto Argonaut could be numbered. (QMI Agency)

Kicker Noel Prefontaine's days as a Toronto Argonaut could be numbered. (QMI Agency)

BILL LANKHOF, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:24 AM ET

TORONTO - Noel Prefontaine came back from hip surgery last season to win a Grey Cup.

It might’ve been his last hurrah.

Prefontaine’s days with the Toronto Argonauts appear numbered after 15 seasons in the CFL.

Reports indicated the club Monday had released him, although there was no official confirmation.

Prefontaine, 39, returned late in the season to resume punting duties when Swayze Waters — signed when Prefontaine was sidelined — became limited to kicking field goals due to a hand injury.

Prefontaine has been one of the league’s most consistent kickers. But his hip began to bother him three years ago and he finally had a torn labrum repaired last July.

He returned.

But questions remain whether, at age 39, he can return to the form that resulted in a 45.8-yard career average. In his prime he had season averages that ranged up to

46-47 yards. This year, in limited action during the regular season, he was at 42.9


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