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The Argos Extend Superstar LB Henoc Muamba

The Argos have announced that they have extended Superstar Canadian LB Henoc Muamba for the upcoming 2022 season. The multiple-time All-Star and former CFL Most Outstanding Canadian will return to his hometown team. After helping lead Toronto to an Eastern Final game last season.

As reported here recently, a deal to bring Henoc Muamba back home has been in the works for a while. For the Toronto Argonauts, this signing, along with the return of All-Star specialist Boris Bede was an absolute must for the upcoming 2022 CFL season.

Muamba is not only one of the Boatmen’s best players on defence, but as a great leader, he was a big part in helping change the football club’s culture. Having Henoc back on board will be an excellent asset for newly minted defensive coordinator Corey Mace.

CFL Free Agency begins on February 8th. And the Argos front office led by GM Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons has been hard at work re-signing many of its key players before the market opens for business.

Toronto has extended and re-signed 13 players while also signing eight new players to the roster. After the team’s most recent moves, the Argos still have 18 pending free agents. Most notably, starting players like QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, WR’s Juwan Brescasin, Eric Rogers, and Ricky Collins. As well as RB John White, LB Cameron Judge, and DL Cordarro Law.

In case you missed it, on Monday, the Argos announced the extension of DB Matthew Boateng and the signing of American WR Damonte Coxie.

Boateng, 25, is coming off his second season in Toronto and played 12 games in 2021, adding three defensive and two special teams tackles. The Ajax, Ontario native, and Fresno State product was Toronto’s 18th overall selection in the 2019 CFL Draft. During his rookie campaign, Boateng tallied eight defensive tackles and one special team’s tackle in 12 games.

Coxie, 6’3, 200lbs, played four seasons at the University of Memphis (2017-2020), where throughout 41 games, the Louisiana native caught 185 balls for 2,948 yards and 20 touchdowns. The receiver was Second-Team All-Conference in 2018 and 2019, becoming just the second Memphis Tiger to record back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons in program history. Coxie worked out with the Green Bay Packers in August of 2021.

You can check out the complete Argos offseason tracker below. Along with today’s press release on Henoc Muamba’s extension.

Argos 2022 Offseason Tracker

2022 FREE AGENTS

PLAYERA/N/GPOSCOLLEGESTATUS
BEDE, BorisAKLavalExtended 1/17/22
BETHEL-THOMPSON, McleodAQBSacramento State
BLADEK, DariuszNOLBethune-CookmanExtended 12/23/21
BOATENG, MatthewNDBFresno StateExtended 1/24/22
BRESCACIN, JuwanNWRNorthern Illinois
CHEVRIER, AlexandreNLBSherbrookeExtended 12/23/21
COLLINS JR., RickyAWRTexas A&M Commerce
DANIEL, RobertsonADBBrigham YoungExtended 1/7/22
DANIELS, DaVarisAWRNotre DameExtended 1/17/22
GLENN, CameronADBWake Forest
HUFF, JoshAWROregon
JUDGE, CameronNLBUCLA
KWEMO, NelkasNLBQueen’s
LAVOIE, PatrickNFBLaval
LAW, CordarroADLSouthern Mississippi
MCCOIL SR., DexterALBTulsaRetired
MUAMBA, HenocNLBSt. Francis XavierExtended 1/25/2021
NEVIS, DrakeADLLouisiana State
NOEL, LleviNWRToronto
RICHARDS, ShaneNOLOklahoma StateExtended 12/28/21
SHORTILL, NickNLBMcMaster
SMITH, RobbieNDLWilfrid LaurierExtended 12/23/21
SPELLER, CodyNOLMcMaster
THIBAULT, AdamNDBLaval
TUGGLE, JustinADLKansas State
TURNER, JuniorNDLBishop’s
WHITE, JohnARBUtah
WOODS, BearALBTroyRetired
WOODSON, RobertNDBCalgary

Any player not listed above and on the Argos active roster (HERE) are under contract for the 2022 season.

Additions/Re-signings/Releases

PLAYERA/N/GPOSCOLLEGEDATE
PHILLIPS, CamAWRVirginia TechRe-signed 12/15/21
BAKER, SamNWRSaskatchewanRe-signed 12/15/21
MCFADDEN, TarvarusADBFlorida StateRe-signed 12/15/21
CARBONE, JoeNFBWindsorSigned 12/15/21
JONES, TonyALBTexas TechSigned 12/15/21
HUGHES, CharlestonADLNorthwoodReleased 12/27/21
 PUTUTAU, AlaniADLAdams StateSigned 12/31/21
EDWARDS, EarnestAWRMaineSigned 1/7/22
AJAYI, SOLOMONALBLibertySigned 1/11/22
FOOTE, FabionNDLMcMasterRe-Signed 1/12/22
GLENN, CamADBWake ForrestSigned 1/13/22
SIMMONS, Austin


COX, Damonte
A


A
QB


WR
South Dakota


Memphis
Signed 1/13/22


Signed 1/24/22

CANADIAN LB HENOC MUAMBA STAYS HOME

TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts Football Club announced today they have extended Canadian LB Henoc Muamba.

“I couldn’t be happier to be home and continue playing in Toronto,” said Muamba. “We are ready to finish what we started last season and take that next step towards our ultimate goal. There is nowhere else I’d rather be, and June can’t come soon enough.”

Muamba, 32, is back for his second season in Double Blue after playing ten games and tallying 49 defensive tackles, two special teams tackles, and one interception in 2021. The nine-year CFL veteran who attended high school in Mississauga joined Toronto via free agency in 2021 after a two-year stint with the Alouettes that saw the linebacker win the league’s Most Outstanding Canadian award in 2019 after posting 93 defensive tackles, one sack, and two forced fumbles in 17 games as well as an East All-Star nod in 2018. After being selected with the first overall pick in that year’s CFL Draft, the 6’0, 230lb product of St. Francis Xavier began his CFL career in Winnipeg in 2011. Muamba would play three seasons in Winnipeg, earning one CFL All-Star nod and an East All-Star honour, both in 2013. Born in the Congo (formerly Zaire), Muamba would move to the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts from 2014-2015, playing in 13 games before signing with Montreal for the first time later in 2015. He would spend the next two seasons (2016-2017) with Saskatchewan. For his career, the Argonaut has amassed 517 defensive tackles, 77 special teams tackles, 14 sacks, six interceptions, and 14 forced fumbles in 118 regular-season games.

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