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Toronto Argonauts Extend DE Folarin Orimolade and WR DaVaris Daniels, Sign RB DeAndre Torrey

The Toronto Argonauts announced on Monday that they have extended the contract of 2 of their star players including defensive end Folarin Orimolade as well as wide receiver DaVaris Daniels. Both Orimolade and Daniels had 1 season left on their contract and now have 2 seasons left as both players are signed through 2025. The Argonauts also announced the signing of American running back DeAndre Torrey.

DE Folarin Orimolade – Dartmouth (28 y/o, 5’11, 238 lbs)

Folarin Orimolade was simply a beast this past season which was his first with the the double blue. He played in 17 regular season games during which he had 36 tackles, 10 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles.

Orimolade added 3 tackles and 2 sacks in Toronto’s playoff loss to Montreal in the East Final. By my count, he also added a QB hurry and assisted with a run stop.

He finished the season with the 4th highest Pro Football Focus pass-rushing grade and was the 2nd highest-rated defensive end in that metric. According to PFF, he had 66 total pressures generated over the regular season. He was named a CFL East Division All-Star team. He was also named to PFF’s CFL All-Star team this past season.

Orimolade spent 2018 to 2022 with the Calgary Stampeders. Orimolade played in 34 games with the Stampeders over that time contributing 52 tackles, 10 sacks, and 3 forced fumbles over his time in Calgary. He won the Grey Cup in 2018 with the Stampeders.

Prior to the CFL Orimolade was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Rams coming out of Dartmouth.

WR DaVaris Daniels – Notre Dame (31 y/o, 6’1, 203 lbs)

DaVaris Daniels played in 17 games this past season during which he made 52 catches for 1,009 yards and a touchdown. He was 9th in the league in receiving yards and tied for third in receiving touchdowns. He added 4 catches for 77 yards and a touchdown in Toronto’s playoff loss to Montreal.

Daniels was an East Division All-Star this past season. He also had the 7th highest Pro Football Focus Receiving Grade among receivers.

Daniels had a tremendous game in week 10 against Ottawa scoring a hat trick as he recorded 6 receptions for 180 yards and 3 touchdowns. He broke 100 yards again in week 19 against Ottawa racking up 6 catches for 141 yards and a touchdown.

Daniels has played in 99 CFL regular season games since joining the league in 2016 with the Calgary Stampeders. Over that span, he has amassed 366 receptions for 5,579 yards and 38 touchdowns. He will be entering his 4th season as an Argonaut.

Daniels was signed by the Minnesota Vikings in 2015 as an undrafted free agent and was waived in September of 2015.

RB DeAndre Torrey – North Texas (25 y/o, 5’7, 200 lbs)

DeAndre Torrey played his first season of college ball at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College rushing for an impressive 7 yards per carry and racking up 1,298 yards and 12 touchdowns in 9 games. He would plate his next 4 seasons at North Texas where he played in 44 games with 29 starts. Over his time at North Texas, he had 3,227 yards on 609 carries (5.3 yards per carry) and 36 touchdowns. He also had 57 receptions for 436 yards and 4 touchdowns through the air.

Torrey also returned 51 kickoffs with North Texas averaging 22.7 yards per return and had a kick return touchdown in 2018.

Torrey attended a rookie mini-camp with the New York Jets in 2022 following being undrafted. He signed with the Michigan Panthers of the USFL ahead of their final game of the season and made 2 rushes for 3 yards. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles on Agust 10 of 2022 following a workout and was released on August 23.

In 2023 Torrey joined the XFL and was drafted 69th overall by the Vegas Vipers. He appeared in 6 games with Vegas recording 19 rushes for 48 yards (2.5 yards per carry) and a touchdown. He also had 5 catches for 35 yards.

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Jonathan Clink joined CFL News Hub in early April of 2023. His primary responsibilities are covering the BC Lions and Montreal Alouettes. He self awarded himself the CFL Rookie Journalist of the Year in 2023 following the 2023 CFL season. He also proclaims himself to be a "really cool guy". He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and lived a large portion of his childhood in Northwest Ontario. He currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan and misses being being able to have 4 months of skating every winter. Clink has written over 240 articles for CFL News Hub. He was the publication's boots on the ground at the 2023 Grey Cup in Hamilton. Clink has always had an obsession for sport and has a background in other sports as well having played hockey all his life and soccer, basketball, and lacrosse in high school. As a young child he used to log his hockey statistics after every game which is either an indication that he was destined for the role or perhaps and indication that he is rather strange.
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