Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Struggling Toronto Argonauts Make a Change at Quarterback versus Ottawa

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Struggling Toronto Argonauts Make a Change at Quarterback versus Ottawa

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Struggling Argos make quarteback change

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TORONTO - McLeod Bethel-Thompson is now the Toronto Argonauts starting quarterback.

Head coach Marc Trestman made the change Sunday, meaning Bethel-Thompson will be under centre Thursday night when Toronto (1-5) hosts the Ottawa Redblacks (4-2).

Bethel-Thompson replaces James Franklin, who was 1-3 as the starter replacing the injured Ricky Ray.

Switching quarterbacks wasn't Toronto's only roster move on Sunday, with the Argos acquiring offensive lineman Ryan Bomben and a fifth-round pick in the 2020 CFL Draft from Montreal in exchange for defensive back TJ Heath and a third-round pick in 2020.

Bomben, an eight-year CFL veteran, is a three-time CFL East Division All-Star (2015-2017) with 126 games of CFL experience. …

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