Argonauts have plenty of roster spots to fill

Steve Slaton, seen here in 2011 carrying the ball for the Miami Dolphins, is one of seven running...

Steve Slaton, seen here in 2011 carrying the ball for the Miami Dolphins, is one of seven running backs under contract for the Argonauts going into training camp in June. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:36 PM ET

The timing could have been better and the backdrop less awkward, but the show must go on.

It’s business as usual in the CFL, even in these unusual times, the opening of rookie camp being ushered in Wednesday, the same day the league and its players’ association reconvene.

Hopefully these two parties check their collective egos at the door and regardless of what plays out behind closed doors, they keep their mouths shut.

But there’s no guarantee and there’s no telling what the reaction will be if the two sides continue to behave in a manner more fitting of school kids.

In Argoland, the team will gather at York University, where quarterbacks, including incumbent Ricky Ray, and every first-year player convene in what should be a three-day exercise.

All that can change, mind you, if labour negotiations turn sour and players refuse to report once the current deal expires Thursday at midnight.


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