Argos DB ready for pal Burris
TORONTO — Keon Raymond is looking forward to another meeting with Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Henry Burris.
It’s been five years since the two were teammates with the Calgary Stampeders and they’re further connected as members of the Stamps’ 2008 Grey Cup-winning squad. On Sunday, they’ll be on opposite sides of the field when the Toronto Argonauts (3-2) visit Ottawa (3-1-1) in an important Canadian Football League East Division contest.
“I always look forward to seeing Hank,” said Raymond, how a defensive back with the Argonauts. “He’s a very good quarterback, he’s been doing it for a long time.
“If you see him take his shirt off, he’s fit, he doesn’t look like a 41-yearold man. We definitely must be well prepared because he has seen a lot of things.”
Burris, in his 17th CFL season, returns after missing four games with a finger injury. Ottawa pulled Burris, the league’s outstanding player last season, off the six-game injured list this week after Trevor Harris suffered ankle and knee injuries in last Friday’s 30-29 road loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
“It’s definitely not fun sitting on the sidelines watching but it’s great seeing our team having success,” Burris told reporters in Ottawa. “I’ve got nothing to prove, I think I’ve been able to accomplish any and everything in this game.
“The only thing I want to accomplish now is winning a championship. If it was Trevor, Brock (Jensen) or Danny (O’Brien) and they’re playing quarterback to lead us to a championship, hey, I get to eat Fruit Loops from the Grey Cup with my family. For me, that’s the only thing I want to achieve ... I don’t care how we get it done.”
Henry Burris is back under centre.