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Argonauts Bring in Max Latour to Fill Injury Hole Left by Veteran Long Snapper Reinhart

Argonauts long snapper Jake Reinhart is out after injuring his elbow on Aug. 6 when Toronto took care of business at BMO Field in a win over visiting Hamilton.
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In the case of Double Blue's dejuvous, the club summoned Max Latour to take the place of the injured. Jake Reinhart.

The art of the long snap will never be fully understood or appreciated until the team's incumbent is injured. The Argos longest-serving player, who injured his elbow in a devastating setback, lost balance between the regular season and Toronto's postseason before suffering a bitter home loss to Hamilton in the East Finals.

Same elbow, but a completely different injury this time. Reinhardt was injured last Saturday night during Argos' victory over Tikatz at his BMO field.

Similar to last season, the Argos attended the team's practice on Tuesday and signed Latour, who has been working alongside Toronto punter-cum-holder John Haggerty.

Latour did well in the void left by Reinhardt. That's why Argos reached out again.

The 29-year-old appeared in his six games in Toronto and was the team's long snapper in his East finals.

Latour said he spent 2021 with the Redblacks in Ottawa and 2019 with the Blues in Winnipeg with the Bombers where he played three games.

Argos will have a Friday night rematch in Hamilton this week. The team spent enough time with Latour to sync up with Haggerty and kicker Boris Bede.

When Reinhart was forced out of the game, Argos sent his Brandon Carver to I looked. Carver took his two major penalties and was sent off.

Trevor Hoyte then served as Long's snapper.

It was Hoyte's blocked punt that led to Benoit's Marion scoop-and-score that opened the floodgates in the fourth quarter.

The 34-20 win was interrupted by pick 6 from Chris Edwards.

"He'll be fine," Argos head coach Ryan Dinwiddie said of Reinhardt. 57}

"He will be available for us one day. We thought it was possible that he could play it, but that's not the most sensible thing to do.

Reinhardt required multiple surgeries after last year's injury, which he was due to have several bone fragments removed this off-season.

Reinhardt is as tough as ever. Its execution ability to snap footballs is second to none, at least Argos has a legitimate long snapper on Latour. and he was the first man we called," added Latour's Dinwiddie.

BANKS HEADS SOUTH

Brandon Banks was not at practice as a veteran returned to the United States to handle family matters.

"He told me a few days ago," Dinwiddie said of Banks' team-sanctioned absence. "We feel for him. We hope he can be back (Wednesday) and put a smile on his face." Expect Banks to attend practice as he prepares for his return to Hamilton, the only CFL team Banks knew.

Everything changed when the Ticats and the veteran receiver/returner parted ways this offseason.

Although he's not the same player, Banks brought his three touchdowns at home to Argos on his pass. His return of his 35-yard punt on Regina led to his goal on the field in the second half, tying the score.

He had zero targets and no road reception.

In the last two games against Hamilton and Ottawa, Banks caught three of his passes for 54 yards.

As a leading punt returner, Banks had four returns against the Redblacks for minus three yards and four returns against the Ticats where he had 18 yards.

CARNELL RETURNS

DB Maurice Carnell IV is back with Argos. He got injured during the training camp.

During his brief stint in the CFL, Colonel spent time with Hamilton and in 2019 with the Tubbys he made one appearance.
Prior to that, he spent two weeks in Argos in 2018.

"He had a good camp and was doing well at the perimeter halfback," Dinwiddie said of the kernel. It was a shame we couldn't do it.”

Shaq Richardson hurt his groin during a Ticats game.

"He's going out for a while," said Dinwiddie. "It was more serious than I originally thought. He may be four to six weeks away."

His seat was filled by Robert Priester. However, Dinwiddie believes Colonel is ready to take Richardson's place.
"We are on good terms with both guys," he added Dinwiddie.

Argos will decide which player to start this week based on both performances during practice.

Extra Points

RB Andrew Harris was in practice but did not perform a rep on what could best be described as a veteran maintenance day. I didn't take it. After averaging a season-high 5.5 yards in Regina, Harris averaged 1.9 yards and his 3.4 yards against Ottawa and Hamilton, respectively. He rushed for his season-high 143 yards against the Riders, but gained 64 total yards on 23 total attempts in the past two weeks... Injured returner Javon Leake said the rep at practice Tuesday was serving. Recovering from a hamstring injury. He looked the best on a long list of repeat customers. He was placed in 6 games. Leake can resume practice now that he has been absent five times. "It's nice to know he's around," said Dinwiddie.

fzicarelli@postmedia.com

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