Ailing Argonauts add Stokes, Washburn
The Toronto Argonauts continue to look to the past in an effort to brighten the present and future.
The Canadian Football League club signed receiver/kick-returner Keith Stokes and offensive lineman Clifton Washburn to the practice roster Monday, three weeks after bringing back head coach Don Matthews for a third tenure with the team.
They will replace special teams star Dominique Dorsey and offensive lineman Jonta Woodward, who suffered injuries in Saturday's 44-16 loss to the visiting Calgary Stampeders.
Stokes, who played 14 games for the Argos in 2006, was the CFL's outstanding special teams player in 2004.
The five-foot-seven, 184-pound speedster has also had stints with Edmonton, Winnipeg and Montreal in his first six seasons in the league.
Washburn started six games at right and left tackle in 2006. The six-foot-six, 300-pound player has also spent time in the National Football League with Green Bay, Houston, Denver, Dallas, Minnesota and the New York Giants.
Stokes and Washburn are expected to play Friday against the visiting B.C. Lions.
Toronto has lost four in a row to fall to third place in the East Division with a 4-9 record, two points behind second-place Winnipeg (5-8).