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CFL: The Argos Add Three New Americans To Their Roster

The Argos have added three new players to their team. Toronto currently has 92 players on their roster. That’s not counting the players who will be selected on May 3rd’s Global and CFL Draft. The Boatmen will eventually pare down their roster to 85 players on May 14th. Three days later, CFL rosters will be reduced to 75 players, two days after training camp opens on the 15th.

The three new players joining the Argonauts are Americans, WR Isiah Wright, DB Deion Harris, and DB Maurice Carnell IV. Wright and Harris have experience in other pro football leagues. However, this is their first foray into Canada. Carnell has already spent time in the CFL with the Ticats since 2019.

The Boatmen have crowded depth charts at both receiver and defensive back. So making Toronto’s roster will be no simple task, especially for any American imports, but the return of preseason games in late May could assist players like Wright, Harris, and Carnell in making a strong impression this Spring.

The Toronto Argonauts sent the media this press release on today’s signings.


TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts announced today the team has signed American WR Isaiah Wright, American DB Deion Harris, and American DB Maurice Carnell IV.

Wright, 25, was signed by the Washington Commanders of the NFL in April of 2020 and went on to play 14 games for the NFC East team, tallying 27 catches for 197 yards that season. The Waterbury, Connecticut native played four seasons at Temple University (2016-2019) where over the course of 50 games Wright totaled 134 receptions for 1,552 and 12 touchdowns for the Owls. The 6’2, 220lb receiver also returned three punts and two kickoffs for touchdowns during his collegiate career, while being named first-team All-AAC as a return specialist in 2018.

Harris, 26, most recently spent time with the DC Defenders of the XFL in 2020 where he played two games and recorded five tackles. The 6’3, 197lb defensive back signed with Washington (NFL) in 2019 and spent the early part of the season on the team’s practice roster. The Minnesota native attended the University of North Dakota (2014-2018) where he played 46 games and tallied 107 tackles and nine interceptions while being named First Team All-Big Sky and Second Team All-American by the Associated Press in 2016.

Carnell IV, 25, spent parts of 2019-2021 with Hamilton, playing in one game for the Ticats in 2019. The 5’10, 180lb DB spent a week with the Argos at the start of the 2018 season after two seasons at North Alabama University (2016-2017). The San Diego native played 23 games for the Lions, notching 64 tackles, six interceptions, and 20 pass breakups. Prior to his time in Alabama, Carnell played two seasons (2014-2015) at Grossmont College in California

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