Argos' Ball may leave for NFL

Argos linebacker Marcus Ball makes a stop against the Tiger-Cats. (ERNEST DOROSZUK/QMI Agency)

Argos linebacker Marcus Ball makes a stop against the Tiger-Cats. (ERNEST DOROSZUK/QMI Agency)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:59 PM ET

TORONTO - Numbers don’t even begin to measure what Marcus Ball is worth to any team.

No sack totals, tackles, knock downs, no category capable of noting Ball’s game and his impact.

He has grown into an elite football player, somebody who should and who will look south, someone who stands to double, perhaps even triple his meagre stipend if the Argos don’t properly take care of Ball this off-season as free agency awaits.

If the CFL becomes Ball’s destiny and if the Argos can’t come to terms, there will be no shortage of suitors in three-down football.

Under GM Jim Barker, the Argos don’t often sign big-named players in free agency, preferring to take care of their own free agents.

The team got a little cocky in not re-signing players from last year’s Grey Cup winning defence and to lose Ball this off-season would be akin to committing suicide.


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