Herb had a story on him in today`s Gazette about his seeming lack of development.
This is from today`s Vancouver Province:
Buono initially looked at filling the left guard spot of Hameister-Ries with Joe McGrath, who primarily played tackle with the Lions and Edmonton last year, and Luke Fritz, who was cut in the off-season by Winnipeg.
According to reports, the Lions also looked to trade for backup Montreal Alouettes non-import lineman Dylan Steenbergen. But Buono wasn't willing to give back the firstround pick he acquired in the Sean Whyte deal in May, and also wasn't willing to invest more heavily in any player who will only be needed until Hameister-Ries returns Sept. 2
So it looks like the Als haven`t given up on Steenbergen.