Argos acquire running back Anthony Woodson

Anthony Woodson will add a Canadian running back presence to the Argos roster following a trade...

Anthony Woodson will add a Canadian running back presence to the Argos roster following a trade with the Bombers. (Chris Procaylo/QMI Agency/Files)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:42 PM ET

TORONTO - At some point, the Argos had to somehow address the future by developing a young Canadian running back.

In Andre Durie, the team has one of the most versatile non-imports in three-down football, a player who can line up in the backfield, but whose biggest asset is to get touches in space as a slot receiver.

In Jeff Johnson, the Argos have a reliable running back whose main contributions are on special teams, where he serves as captain.

Both Durie and Johnson aren’t getting any younger, making the need to acquire a Canadian running back that much more pressing.

On Monday, GM Jim Barker took steps by acquiring Anthony Woodson from Winnipeg in a deal involving veteran offensive lineman Marc Parenteau and draft picks.

Pity Parenteau, who goes from a Grey Cup contending team in the Argos to the laughing stocks of the CFL that are the Blue Bombers.

Parenteau has won two Grey Cups and has nothing to prove.


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