As the Argos began the practice week, preparing to play the Tiger-Cats this Friday at BMO Field with the East division up for grabs. Toronto remains active in the free-agent market, adding three new players in WR Josh Huff, OT Thaddeus Coleman, and LB Brady Sheldon.
These recent signings come off the heels of Toronto signing free-agent 2019 CFL standout LB Nate Holley and C Jonathan Zamora last week of the Stamps practice squad. The Argos currently have 21 players on their injured list, and they added some more significant injuries this past weekend in Ottawa.
Josh Huff could be a factor moving forward, especially as a kick returner. Despite Chandler Worthy’s success in that area recently. Huff is one of the CFL’s best returners and could also contribute to the passing game when he is eventually inserted into the lineup. Huff spent time with Argos head coach, then Stamps OC Ryan Dinwiddie when they were both in Calgary back in 2019. So it shouldn’t take Huff long to get up to speed.
Toronto also added OL Thaddeus Coleman and linebacker Brady Sheldon. Coleman, 36, is a CFL veteran who can help provide depth at OT. Especially with OT Jamal Campbell on Toronto’s six-game injured list. Coleman last played for Saskatchewan from 2016-2019.
Brady Sheldon is a newcomer to the CFL who has spent the last four years bouncing around five different NFL rosters. Sheldon has the versatility to play multiple spots on defence and special teams. And with the team’s injuries at linebacker. Sheldon could factor in down the road.
ARGOS ADD THREE; WR JOSH HUFF, OL THADDEUS COLEMAN & LB BRADY SHELDON
TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts Football Club announced today they have signed American WR Josh Huff, American OL Thaddeus Coleman, and American LB Brady Sheldon.
Huff, 30, played nine games for the Calgary Stampeders this season, catching 37 passes for 507 yards, good for 13.7 yards per reception. The 5’11, 198lb receiver played ten games for the Stamps in 2019, hauling in 37 catches for 491 yards and one touchdown. The Houston, Texas native was drafted in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles and played 44 games for the NFC East team, where he caught 64 balls for 595 yards and five touchdowns, adding two kick return touchdowns in that time as well. The Oregon product would go on to play three games for Tampa Bay in 2016 before signing with the New Orleans Saints in 2018.
Coleman, 36, is a seven-year CFL veteran after playing 21 games for Edmonton between 2013-2015 and 53 games for Saskatchewan between 2016-2019. The 6’7, 320lb lineman from Mississippi Valley State won the Grey Cup with Edmonton in 2015 and was a two-time All-Conference offensive lineman while in college. Before his time in the CFL, Coleman spent time with various teams in the NFL and indoor football leagues between 2008-2013.
Sheldon, 28, played for five NFL teams between 2017 and 2021, including Oakland (now Las Vegas), Cleveland, Green Bay, Cincinnati, and the New York Jets most recently. The 6’5, 231lb linebacker played two games for the Jets in 2020, one game for the Bengals in 2019, and two games for the Raiders in 2017. The Michigan native played college football at Ferris State for the Bulldogs.
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