Ricky Ray back for Argos ... sort of

Ricky Ray (right) chatting with current backup Trevor Harris, will serve as the emergency...

Ricky Ray (right) chatting with current backup Trevor Harris, will serve as the emergency quarterback for the Argos on Friday night against the Ticats. He's been out with a shoulder injury. (Toronto Sun files)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:04 PM ET

TORONTO - The pieces slowly are falling into place, the Argos offence rounding into form at precisely the right moment.

It remains to be seen if any complacency will surface, but the more injured bodies begin to return, the better Toronto’s chances are to repeat as Grey Cup champions.

Only a collapse of epic proportions will prevent the Argos from playing host to the East final, only a major injury stopping them from appearing in Regina next month.

Defensively, the group is getting better.

Special teams needs to be ironed out, but so much will depend on how well placekicker Swayze Waters rebounds from his recent funk.

What makes the Argos definitive favourites is the return of quarterback Ricky Ray and Chad Owens’ availability.

Ray will dress Friday night as Toronto’s third-string quarterback, while Owens’ status is a game-time decision.


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