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Video review of FGs, flexible timeouts on menu

TORONTO -- CFL head coaches are a step closer to being able to challenge missed field goals and converts.

The league's rules committee has approved a proposal allowing coaches to request video review of a missed field goal or extra point.

The recommendation is now subject to approval by the CFL's board of governors later this spring.

The committee is also recommending head coaches be given more flexibility in how they use timeouts.

It approved a proposal allowing coaches to use both of their timeouts at any point during regulation time so long as they don't use more than one after the three-minute warning.

Als bring back slotback

MONTREAL -- The Montreal Alouettes re-signed veteran slotback Jamel Richardson to a three-year contract Friday.

The 6-3, 215-pound Richardson recorded his fifth-straight 1,000-yard season with Montreal in 2012. A two-time CFL all-star, he had a team-high 63 catches for 1,016 yards and five TDs in 15 games.

Richardson, 31, has won two Grey Cups with the Alouettes (2009-'10) and was named the MVP of the 2010 CFL championship game.

Reid goes to Toronto

TORONTO -- The Toronto Argonauts acquired veteran defensive lineman Jermaine Reid and two 2013 fifth-round picks from the Edmonton Eskimos on Friday for a third-round selection.

Reid, 29, a Toronto native, spent the last two seasons in Edmonton, registering 24 tackles and three sacks.

Argo to make MMA debut

TORONTO -- Chad Owens has been one of the toughest players to hit the last three seasons.

The Toronto Argonauts are banking on the receiver/kick returner continuing that trend early next month.

The CFL's reigning outstanding player will make his mixed martial arts debut April 6 in Honolulu. The 5-8, 180-pound Owens, a Hawaii native, is scheduled to face Junya Tevaga of Maui, who will also be appearing in his first MMA bout.

And the Argos aren't happy about it.

"I think he's making a bad decision, our organization thinks he's making a bad decision," Argos general manager Jim Barker said.

-- The Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 23, 2013 C7

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