With CFL free agency fast approaching on February 8th. The Argos continue re-signing their own players, this time bringing back Canadian DL Fabion Foote. The team also added American LB Solomon Ajayi to their offseason roster.
Thus far, in the early 2022 CFL offseason. The Argos have re-signed and extended nine different players from their 2021 roster, and Toronto has also signed five other players like former Edmonton WR/KR Earnest Edwards.
The Boatmen have 26 pending free agents still unsigned as free agency draws closer. Most notably prominent starters like QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, K Boris Bede, WR’s, DaVaris Daniels, Juwan Brescasion, and Eric Rogers. As well as LB’s Henoc Muamba, Dexter McCoil, and Cameron Judge.
You can check out the complete list of all Argos’ transactions up until this point below.
Toronto Argonauts Offseason Tracker
2022 FREE AGENTS
|BETHEL-THOMPSON, Mcleod||A||QB||Sacramento State|
|BLADEK, Dariusz||N||OL||Bethune-Cookman||Extended 12/23/21|
|BOATENG, Matthew||N||DB||Fresno State|
|BRESCACIN, Juwan||N||WR||Northern Illinois|
|CHEVRIER, Alexandre||N||LB||Sherbrooke||Extended 12/23/21|
|COLLINS JR., Ricky||A||WR||Texas A&M Commerce|
|DANIEL, Robertson||A||DB||Brigham Young||Extended 1/7/22|
|DANIELS, DaVaris||A||WR||Notre Dame|
|GLENN, Cameron||A||DB||Wake Forest|
|LAW, Cordarro||A||DL||Southern Mississippi|
|MCCOIL SR., Dexter||A||LB||Tulsa|
|MUAMBA, Henoc||N||LB||St. Francis Xavier|
|NEVIS, Drake||A||DL||Louisiana State|
|RICHARDS, Shane||N||OL||Oklahoma State||Extended 12/28/21|
|RICHARDS, Jeff||A||DB||Emporia State|
|ROGERS, Eric||A||WR||California Lutheran|
|SMITH, Robbie||N||DL||Wilfrid Laurier||Extended 12/23/21|
|TUGGLE, Justin||A||DL||Kansas State|
Any player not listed above and on the Argos active roster (HERE) is under contract for the 2022 season.
|PHILLIPS, Cam||A||WR||Virginia Tech||Re-signed 12/15/21|
|BAKER, Sam||N||WR||Saskatchewan||Re-signed 12/15/21|
|MCFADDEN, Tarvarus||A||DB||Florida State||Re-signed 12/15/21|
|CARBONE, Joe||N||FB||Windsor||Signed 12/15/21|
|JONES, Tony||A||LB||Texas Tech||Signed 12/15/21|
|HUGHES, Charleston||A||DL||Northwood||Released 12/27/21|
Argos Bring Back DL Fabion Foote, Ink LB Solomon Ajayi
Today, the Toronto Argonauts announced that the team had re-signed Canadian DL Fabion Foote. Montreal originally drafted the North York, Ontario native in the 2017 CFL draft. The McMaster grad run-stopper made his way to the Six in 2020 but didn’t make his on-field debut until later in the 2021 campaign, playing in three games, including the Eastern final.
The 6’2 285 Foote should help bolster the Argos depth upfront. The Double Blue most recently re-signed emerging DL Robbie Smith. So newly minted defensive coordinator Corey Mace will indeed be sharing his expertise on the defensive line with two of his new players.
On Tuesday, Toronto announced the addition of American LB Solomon Ajayi. If the name looks familiar to you. It’s because the former Liberty standout is the younger brother of former NFL RB Jay Ajayi. You may also remember Solomon from his appearance on Netflix’s Last Chance U series, where he battled his way at the Juco level to make his way to Liberty.
Ajayi most recently spent time with the Cleveland Browns in 2020 after signing as an undrafted free agent in April that year. Ajayi, 6’1 235, played two seasons at the Virginia school (2018-2019), tallying 165 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries in 25 games. The Texas native played a season at Bakersfield College (CA) in 2015-2016 and recorded 50 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, and one sack in 10 games for the Renegades.