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Argos All-Star Chris Edwards Has Six-Game Suspension Reduced To Three Games

The Argos will get CFL All-Star DB/LB Chris Edwards back in Week 6 when they play the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the 2022 version of Touchdown Atlantic on Saturday, July 16 in Nova, Scotia.

Argos All-Star Chris Edwards (#6)

The 2022 edition of Touchdown Atlantic has sold out. The CFL’s east coast classic between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Toronto Argonauts will be played at Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S., on July 16 at 3 p.m. AT / 2 p.m. ET. In anticipation of the game, downtown Halifax will be transformed into football central for three days of fun and festivities from July 14-16. The Boatmen will be celebrating the return of one of their best players.

Argos All-Star Chris Edwards Returning To Toronto’s Lineup

Toronto Argonauts defensive back Chris Edwards was suspended for six games for his role in a fan altercation following the Eastern Final on Sunday, December 5, 2021. The suspension has now been reduced to three games. Edwards has been at the facilities and practicing with the team since training camp.

American DB Chris Edwards, 29, played 14 games in his first year with Toronto in 2021, posting 37 defensive tackles, three sacks, and three interceptions, which he returned for a league-high 162 yards, and two touchdowns. The 6’2, 217lb defensive back/linebacker hybrid was named an East Division All-Star and CFL All-Star for the first time in 2021. The four-year CFL veteran’s three picks were a career-high and tied for third-most in the league and tied for the most on the Argos. For his career, the University of Idaho product has amassed 149 defensive tackles, four sacks, seven interceptions, four forced fumbles, and three touchdowns in 67 career games spent with Edmonton, B.C., and Toronto.

Considering Double Blue’s struggles on the defensive end, Edwards’s return couldn’t come at a better time. CFL rookie Robert Priester has done an admirable job in Edwards’s place. And should help fortify the Argonauts’ depth in their secondary. But Chris Edwards was arguably Toronto’s best player last season.

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