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Sunday, June 05, 2005

Canadian Football League team looking to add to D-Line

KEMPTVILLE - After one week of training camp, talk among Ottawa Renegades players and coaches has revolved around the defensive line.
Almost everyone agrees the group has been hugely upgraded over the offseason and that some excruciating decisions await come the first round of roster cuts on June 13. Even so, general manager/head coach Joe Paopao said yesterday the club was considering adding defensive tackle Johnny Scott, who was released by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Wednesday.
"You can never have enough (defensive linemen)," Paopao said. "We still like him, but we would have to let someone go."
The Renegades are at the maximum number of players allowed in camp (68) but had considered trading for Scott last month. Hamilton was shopping the four-time all-star, but wanted either a negotiation-list quarterback or the rights to Canadian defensive lineman Israel Idonije, who is with the NFL's Chicago Bears, which Paopao deemed too rich.
Scott, an 11-year veteran, began his career with the Glieberman-owned and Forrest Gregg-coached Shreveport Pirates. Paopao said he intended to talk with Gregg, the Renegades' new executive vice-president of football operations, about Scott, who helped the Ticats lead the league in sacks last year.


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