Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Cleo Lemon Era Is Over

The Argos have released the veteran quarterback less than two seasons after signing him to be their starter.
The former NFL pivot appeared in 25 regular-season and two playoff games with Toronto, compiling a 11-14 record overall.
Toronto was just 2-6 with him under centre this season.
The Argos released Lemon after he was benched in the second half of their 29-16 home loss to the B.C. Lions on Friday night.
Lemon was 11-of-15 passing versus the Lions for just 57 yards.
The move comes with veteran quarterback Steven Jyles scheduled to come off the nine-game injury list this week. Argos head coach/GM Jim Backer has said Jyles will immediately be added to the Argos' 46-man roster.
Lemon completed 430-of-680 passes with Toronto (63.2 per cent) for 5,069 yards but had more interceptions (23) than touchdowns (22).
(Canadian Press)


Anonymous said...

Lemon will not be left on the market for long - there are plenty of teams that need a good second string quarterback with experience in the league. I am wagering that Winnipeg will pick him up because if Buck gets injured they are screwed. He will have a new home by the end of the week.

I have never liked Jyles, and Bell is still untested as a starter. Just happy I'm not an Argo fan.

Iron Mike

clay said...

There is no way another CFL team picks him up. No way. Jyles will be fine in TO