Monday, December 12, 2011

Ricky Ray Traded To T-O

From Sportsnet

The Toronto Argonauts will acquire Ricky Ray from the Edmonton Eskimos in exchange for Steven Jyles, Grant Shaw and a draft pick, according to Sportsnet's Arash Madani.

The Eskimos have scheduled an afternoon news conference at Commonwealth Stadium to announce the deal.
The 32-year-old Ray had spent his entire nine-year CFL career with Edmonton, leading the Eskimos to two Grey Cup championships over that span.

Ray, 32, threw for 4,594 yards and 24 touchdown passes during the 2011 season.

Jyles began his CFL career with Edmonton in 2006 before being traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders prior to the 2008 season.
He was traded to Toronto from Winnipeg in March 2011 but spent the first half of the season on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
Jyles was the Argos' starter the second half of the season after incumbent Cleo Lemon was released as Toronto finished last in the East Division standings with a 6-12 record.

The Argonauts have been searching for stability at the quarterback position since Damon Allen retired.


Anonymous said...

Guess we know where Fantuz is going to sign

Anonymous said...

What a horrible trade for Edm. The Esks fans will run Tillman out of Edm yet

Lee-Anne said...

There is a method to Tillman's madness. Wait for the other shoe to drop. He has a plan for the Eskies, and I bet he goes after Fantuz now that they have the cap space.
Fantuz now could sign closer to home with Toronto. What a combination....Ray to Fantuz. Scary numbers! These are the only 2 teams that would be stupid enough to pay Fantuz $300,000.00/yr.

Anonymous said...

Lee-Anne, this doesn't make it more likely that Fantuz is going to Edmonton. You aren't seeing the big picture. Why would Fantuz want to play on a team where he has Jyles slinging him the ball? Toronto is a possibility but they may not have the resources to sign him now with an increased contract on the books. In my opinion, this bodes well for the Riders and Fantuz.