The Argos football club continues to make pre-emptive strikes before the start of CFL free-agency, locking up starting veteran defensive back Royce Metchie to a new two-year deal. The announced deal with Metchie comes almost immediately on the heels of Toronto re-signing superstar receiver Kurleigh Gittens Jr..
The Argos now have 18 pending free agents set to hit the open market, having re-signed/extended eight players off the team’s FA list. Royce Metchie is a key figure in the Argonauts secondary. Not only because of the value he brings on the back end of Toronto’s defence. But also because of his national status.
Toronto has recently re-signed veteran DB Robertson Daniel. Like Metchie, Daniel has ties to the Argos coaching staff dating back to their Calgary days. Royce Metchie is a pivotal figure in Joshua Bell and William Field’s secondary. His veteran presence will be needed with All-Star Jamal Peters headed to the NFL to play for the Atlanta Falcons.
The hits keep coming for Pinball Clemons and the Argos staff, who are on a mission to keep their Grey Cup championship core intact for the 2023 season. Don’t blink because even though free-agency doesn’t officially arrive until February 14th. The Double Blue are trying to double back on all their top free-agent players.
ARGOS BRING BACK DB ROYCE METCHIE
TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts Football Club announced today the team had re-signed Canadian DB Royce Metchie through 2024.
Metchie, 26, joined the Argos via trade with Calgary in February of 2022. The Brampton native would play in 17 games last season, recording a career-high 72 defensive tackles and two interceptions, helping the Argos win their 18th Grey Cup championship. The 5’11, 197lb DB has played in 48 career CFL games tallying 151 defensive tackles, 13 special teams tackles, and six interceptions across four seasons with Calgary and Toronto. The former Guelph Gryphon was a third-round draft choice (25th overall) of the Calgary Stampeders in 2018, a year he would hoist his first Grey Cup.
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