The Toronto Argonauts added two new players to their roster today and subtracted four as the team prepares for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in week two of the CFL season.
The Boatmen announced on Tuesday, the signing of American RB Trey Williams and National LB Brandon Calver.
Trey Williams, the former Texas A&M standout, who has played for several NFL teams, was most recently with the Stampeders in training camp. Williams just missed the final cut despite impressing during his short time in Calgary.
Williams, 28 last played for the Seattle Dragons in the XFL in 2020. The 5’7 200lb tailback is the second American running back that the Argos have added in recent weeks. Former Arizona Cardinal DJ Foster also recently joined Toronto and is currently on the teams practice roster.
Despite being late additions, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that players like Foster and Williams could factor into the Boatmen’s ground attack as the season progresses.Despite winning on Saturday in Calgary. The Argonauts struggled to run the football. Williams who also has experience on special teams, could also provide a boost in that department.
Toronto also announced the signing of Canadian linebacker Brandon Calver. The 28-year-old Wilfred Laurier product has been mostly a special teams player throughout his CFL career. Most recently with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2019.
The Argonauts also announced that the following players have been released: American WR Chandler Worthy, American OL Jalen Burks, American QB Kelly Bryant and American DL Julian McCleod.
The release of Chandler Worthy is a notable one. Especially as it pertains to the Argos return game on special teams. The 4.3 speedster seemed like a logical player to elevate from the teams practice roster to help solidify its return units and add a deep threat to the teams passing game. But Toronto is obviously going in a different direction in both areas. For now.
Quarterback Kelly Bryant has been on and off the Toronto roster in recent weeks. The talented young quarterback is an intriguing developmental prospect who could find his way back into the CFL in the future.
There could be more roster moves and shuffling on the way this week as the team starts practice today in preparation for their week two game with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday. Several players like OT Terry Poole, spent last week on the one game injured list.
The Argos, due to travel issues getting back from Calgary, have a short work week to prepare for the defending CFL Champion Bombers. The team resumed practice today after having Monday off.
To no one’s surprise. Argonauts Head Coach Ryan Dinwiddie announced today that McLeod Bethel-Thompson will once again get the start at quarterback this Friday against Winnipeg.
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