S.J. Green would give Duron Carter his stamp of approval to the Argos front office.
“If management asks me then he definitely has my nod,” Green said.
Green and Carter were teammates for parts of three seasons in Montreal (2013, 2014 and 2016). The 33-year-old veteran receiver only played two games in 2016 due to an ACL injury. But Green amassed over 2,000 yards while playing with Carter who recorded 2,877 yards during his time as an Alouette.
Argonauts general manager Jim Popp released Carter through 14 games in 2016 after Carter was suspended for knocking down Redblacks head coach Rick Campbell and two practice incidents with quarterback Rakeem Cato.
“Everybody’s got baggage, nobody’s perfect. So why not? He’s a hell of a football player, dynamic player and a dominant player,” Green said.
“I think Duron is misunderstood in a lot of ways. If you take the time to sit and talk to him he’s an intelligent kid with a bright mind. It would be a shame to see a talent like that go to waste. From the time he stepped foot on the field [in the CFL] he’s been a force to be reckoned with and a presence that people should be aware of.”
Current Argos head coach Marc Trestman left Montreal before Carter arrived, but the three-time Grey Cup champion coach didn’t dismiss the idea of bringing Carter to the Double Blue.
“Every locker room’s different. In the history of football you have seen it where people have brought in players who perceptively or in reality have baggage,” Trestman said.
“Sometimes you really don’t know and the public really doesn’t know what’s real and what isn’t. But then it’s up to the general manager and the head coach and the coaches to make the decision whether or not that person, that player, would fit that locker room.”