Durie and Foley will put friendship on hold for game

Roughriders' Ricky Foley sacks Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly during their season-opener. (PERRY...

Roughriders' Ricky Foley sacks Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly during their season-opener. (PERRY NELSON/QMI AGENCY)

Ian Shantz, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:37 PM ET

Andre Durie was hanging out with his best friend on the Toronto Argonauts, having just won the Grey Cup.

“We got together with our families afterwards. We were just thinking that hopefully we’d be able to continue to build in the city and everything,” the Argos receiver recalled following Sunday’s practice at the team’s training facility in Mississauga.

Times change. Sometimes in a hurry.

Durie’s good pal is Ricky Foley. Just more than a month after being named most valuable Canadian in the 100th edition of the CFL’s title game in his backyard last November, Foley hit the free-agent market. Ten days later, Foley, a farm boy from Courtice, skipped town, opting to sign with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The defensive end, who had developed his game for three seasons in Toronto and is just now entering his prime, would look awfully nice in Double Blue right now, notwithstanding the fact that his former team is coming off a demoralizing loss in British Columbia.

 

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