January 9, 2017

One and Done: Argos release lineman Josh Bourke


TORONTO — Josh Bourke’s short-lived stint with the Toronto Argonauts has ended as the club announced the release of the former all-star offensive tackle on Monday.

Bourke has seven East Division All-Star nods on his resume but his signing in Toronto never really seemed to pan out. After a nine-year career with the Montreal Alouettes, Bourke signed with the Argonauts as a free agent in February of 2015 and was expected to help anchor an offensive line that was in need of veteran presence.

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The Windsor, Ont. native only played in 10 games however and was sidelined for the majority of the second half of the season.

The Argonauts have some decisions to make along their offensive line with Bourke out of the picture. In December, they inked national Corey Watman to an extension that will take him through 2018. However, all-star international Greg Van Roten, veteran stalwart Chris Van Zeyl and four-year veteran Tyler Holmes remain unsigned as the team sits six weeks out from free agency.