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The Toronto Argonauts Re-Sign 13 Players, Add Five Free Agents

The CFL Champion Toronto Argonauts have announced their first wave of re-signings and off-season player additions for the 2023 season. The calm before the storm of free agency in February, which could see several starters from the Grey Cup-winning Argos hit the open market.

The Boatmen’s first bit of housekeeping in the offseason is re-signing 13 players from their 2022 championship team. The majority of the re-signings were team option decisions on young players who were not slated to become unrestricted free agents. Among the returning Argos are long-snapper Maxime Latour and KR/WR Jeremiah Haydel.

Toronto also brings back some familiar faces who spent time with the team last season. Such as American RB Adam Cofield, whose father, Tim, once upon a time hoisted a Grey Cup trophy with the Argonauts.

The Double Blue still has 25 impending free agents who could hit the open market in February, many of whom were prominent starters for the football club in 2022. For a complete overview of Toronto’s offseason decisions. You can check out this link here.

TORONTO ARGONAUTS PENDING 2023 FREE AGENTS

PLAYERA/N/GPOSCOLLEGESTATUS
AMBLES MarkeithAWRHouston
AMOS DaShaunADBEast Carolina
BEDE BorisAKLaval
BETHEL-THOMPSON McLeodAQBSacramento State
BLAKE PhilipNOLBaylor
BRESCACIN JuwanNWRNorthern Iowa
CAGE IsiahALBCarleton
CALVER BrandonNRBMcMaster
DANIEL RobertsonADBBrigham Young
DANIELS DaVarisAWRNotre Dame
DAVIS Ja’GaredADLSouthern Methodist
EDWARDS ChrisALBIdaho
FOOTE FabionNDLMcMaster
GITTENS JR. KurleighNWRWilfrid Laurier
HARRIS AndrewNRBNanaimo Raiders Jr.
LATOUR MaximeNLSSherbrookeRe-signed 12/6/2022
LAWRENCE  JustinNOLAlberta
MCMANIS WyntonALBMemphis
METCHIE RoyceNDBGuelph
MUAMBA HenocNLBSt. Francis Xavier
OUELLETTE A.J.ARBOhio
RAY ShaneADLMissouri
RICHARDSON ShaquilleALBArizona
ROGERS EricAWRCalifornia Lutheran
SMITH RobbieNDLWilfrid Laurier
TATE TrevonAOLMemphis

TORONTO ARGONAUTS TRANSACTIONS

TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts Football Club announced the following transactions today.

The following players have been signed:

AME RB Adam Cofield, 24, signed in Toronto in September of 2022 after playing in 2021 with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. Throughout 14 games, the running back rushed for 373 yards and four touchdowns with 22 receptions for 176 receiving yards. Before his time in Kentucky, the Missouri native attended North Dakota State, where he won three consecutive FCS National Championships. In 38 games with the Bison, the 5’11, 215lb tailback rushed for over 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns. Cofield’s father is Tim Cofield, who was a three-time CFL All-Star and won a Grey Cup with Toronto in 1996.

AME RB Quay Holmes, 24, signs with the Argos after four seasons at East Tennessee State (2017-2021), where the 6’1, 215lb RB tallied 4,264 yards and 45 touchdowns in 43 games. The Georgia native also caught 93 passes for 799 yards and six more touchdowns. Holmes rushed for over 1,000 yards twice, including a school record 1,553 yards with 17 touchdowns in his Senior year. Holds the school record for career touchdowns and career points. A two-time finalist for Walter Payton Award as the most outstanding offensive player in the NCAA Division 1 Football Championship Division.

AME OL Aron Johnson, 23, spent time with the Baltimore Ravens in May and Hamilton Tiger-Cats after being added to the Ticats practice roster in June. The 6’6, 300lb lineman from Minnesota played 48 games over four seasons at South Dakota University (2017-2021). He was named Second Team All-Conference as a Senior.  

AME WR Will Vereen, 23, spent the last three seasons at South Carolina State University (2018-2021), where the Little River, SC native caught 80 balls for 1,081 yards and six touchdowns in 29 career games for the Bulldogs.

AME LB Casey Williams, 25, racked up 136 tackles, 18 for loss, 9.5 sacks, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery in 39 games played for the Stony Brook Seawolves (2018-2021). The Philadelphia native played for the Temple Owls in 2017.

The following players have been re-signed:

  • American OL Kofi Appiah
  • Canadian TE Chase Arseneau
  • Canadian FB Joe Carbone
  • American DB Jonathan Edouard
  • Canadian OL Dylan Giffen
  • American WR Jeremiah Haydel
  • American DB Caleb Holden
  • Canadian LB Daniel Kwamou
  • Canadian LS Max Latour
  • Canadian OL Braydon Noll
  • Global DL Simeon Okonta-Wariso
  • Canadian LB Enoch Penney-Laryea
  • Canadian DL Michael Pezzuto

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