The Toronto Argonuats have named their starting offensive backfield.
Sources tell TSN that the team has named Damon Allen the starting quarterback for Thursday's season opener against the B.C. Lions on Thursday.
Running back John Avery has been placed on the 4-man reserve, making Jamel White the starter.
Allen, the league's all-time passing leader who is in his 23rd season was 10-for-17 for 112 yards in last Thursday's exhibition game against the Alouettes.
After netting 1338 all-purpose yards in his first season with the Argonauts in 2004, Avery's numbers and playing time decreased in next two seasons as the 31-year old battled injuries.
In 2006, the Argonuats signed Ricky Williams who was suspended from the NFL to be their primary ball carrier and Avery only made his season debut in Week 8.
White played in 77 games in the NFL from 2000-2005, mostly with the Cleveland Browns, where he was a regular contributor from 2001-2003.
White averaged 3.7 yards per carry for his NFL career and had nine rushing touchdowns.