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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

WitP: Chad Owens is CFL Player of the Week, Ikaika Signed to Extension, RGM Practices with First Team

Congratulations to Chad Owens who was named CFL Offensive Player of the Week.
Toronto wide receiver/kick returner Chad Owens was electrifying from start to finish, helping the Argos defeat the Als for the first time since 2007 with a 37-22 victory at Rogers Centre. Owens found the endzone early on for the game’s opening score with a spectacular 63-yard catch and run courtesy of quarterback Cleo Lemon. To bookend his day, Owens reeled in a 40-yard pass from Lemon for his second receiving TD of the contest, sealing the Argos fifth win of the season.

The former Alouette finished the game with six receptions for 163 yards and two touchdowns, posting new career-highs in all three categories. Owens also added two kickoff returns for 85 yards and six punt returns for 43 yards in the winning effort.

Overall, Owens accumulated 291 yards of total offence to go along with his two TDs. The first-year Argo leads the CFL in combined yards with 1197 through seven games so far this season.

He was a unanimous selection.
Argonauts.ca has pretty much all of Chad Owens' highlights from the game.

And here are the game highlights again, via the CFL's Youtube channel. Thanks to Evan for the link.

Congratulations to Ikaika Alama-Francis, who was signed to a contract extension by the Miami Dolphins.
When Ikaika Alama-Francis replaced Koa Misi at strongside linebacker for the Miami Dolphins’ second defensive series Saturday night, it showed they really are serious about this training camp transition.

Now comes word that Alama-Francis, entering his first full season with the Dolphins, has received a one-year contract extension. The former second-round pick (58th overall) out of Hawaii is now under contract for $640,000 in 2011, according to the NFL Players Association online database, in addition to the $545, 000 he is set to earn this year.

The man known as “Ike” was the only second-team defender moved up to work with the first unit that early in Saturday’s game, and though Alama-Francis didn’t have any tackles against the Bucs, he did a nice job setting the edge.
And Ikaika's teammate Ryan Grice-Mullen practiced at first-team slotback today.
It appears Ryan Grice-Mullen has been moved up to the first team slot spot. The coaches probably wants to get a good body of film on him.


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