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Argonauts Cut 24 From Roster Including Two Grey Cup Champs

The Toronto Argonauts have cut 24 players in the final round of cuts before the regular season, Tarvarus McFadden and Maurice Carnell IV among them.

The Toronto Argonauts have released 24 players ahead of the roster deadline. Two notable cuts are cornerbacks Tarvarus McFadden and Maurice Carnell IV.

McFadden has been with the Argonauts for two seasons, his first being during the Championship campaign in 2022. In that season McFadden started 17 games that seasons, notching 2 interceptions and 42 tackles. Last year McFadden had 12 starts, getting 2 interceptions and 23 tackles. The 27-year-old has spent time in both the NFL and XFL, starting 4 games for the Tampa Bay Vipers.

Through two preseason games McFadden made 6 tackles, all of which happened in the first game against Montreal.

Carnell has spent two seasons in the CFL, starting his career in Hamilton in 2019 where he played 1 game. The 29-year-old Carnell started 8 games for the Argonauts in the 2022 seasons, getting 4 interceptions one of which he brought back for a touchdown. He had 28 tackles that season.

Carnell made 2 tackles during the preseason.

The other 22 players released are listed:

  • National defensive back Jerrell Cummings
  • National defensive back Brendan Murphy
  • National linebacker Ife Onyemenam
  • National defensive lineman Ifenna Onyeka
  • National defensive lineman Justin Sambu
  • National long snapper Blaise Barber
  • National offensive lineman Braydon Noll
  • National offensive lineman Owen Muelle
  • National fullback spencer Nichols
  • American offensive lineman Nick Amoah
  • American receiver BJ Byrd
  • American running back Jordan Byrd
  • American defensive lineman Atlias Bell
  • American defensive back Jerrell Cummings
  • American defensive lineman LaDarius Hamilton
  • American receiver Changa Hodge
  • American running back Khalan Laborn
  • American offensive lineman Darta Lee
  • America quarterback John Matocha
  • American offensive lineman Dare Rosenthal
  • American receiver Trea Shropshire
  • American defensive back Chris Steele
  • American linebacker Khalan Tolson

Next Man Up

The Argonauts also placed 12 players on their practice roster.

  • National offensive lineman John Bosse
  • National fullback Brandon Calver
  • National defensive lineman Tyson Hergott
  • National receiver Richie Sindani
  • Global punter Jeremy Edwards
  • Global kicker Alfredo Gachuz Lozada
  • American linebacker Isaac Darkangelo
  • American defensive back Amani Dennis
  • American defensive lineman Ralph Holley
  • American defensive back Darius Joiner
  • American receiver Justin Marshall
  • American receiver Makai Polk

Through the preseason Justin Marshall was targeted 4 times and made 2 receptions for 28 yards and a touchdown. Makai Polk was targeted 8 times for 4 receptions good for 25 yards and a touchdown. Richie Sindani was targeted 7 times for 3 receptions for 36 yards.

National offensive lineman Daniel Shin has been added to the team’s suspended list. He intends to return to school and finish his studies.

The Argonauts season starts June 9th when they host the BC Lions.

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Matthew Harrison
Since my I attended my first Blue Bomber game at Canad Inns Stadium in the very early 2000s, I have been a passionate follower of the CFL. Watching from home week in and week out or spending an evening losing my voice at a game, I have always loved this league. This year I'll be covering the Calgary Stampeders and the Toronto Argonauts, two promising teams, each with a chip on their shoulder coming into 2024. Follow me here to stay up to date with what you need to know going into gameday.
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  1. Lou Bruno

    June 2, 2024 at 11:19 am

    I am surprised the argos released QB John Matocha and kept Arbuckle. Everyone knows Arbuckle has plateaued.

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