Monday, January 15, 2018
Armanti Edwards Signs Contract Extension in Toronto
The Toronto Argonauts announced today that the team has signed international wide receiver Armanti Edwards to a two-year contract through the 2019 season.
“Armanti has a great team-first attitude, relentless work ethic and is a very talented athlete which allowed him to excel in our offence last season,” said Argos GM Jim Popp. “We are excited to welcome him back and look forward to seeing him continue to grow in years to come.”
Edwards, 29, played and started 17 games in his first full CFL season in 2017. He finished second on the team with 83 receptions and 962 receiving yards while adding four touchdown receptions. The sure-handed receiver caught at least two passes in every game he appeared in and made 5+ receptions on 11 different occasions.
Edwards was acquired via trade with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in exchange for Canadian OL Peter Dyakowski at the beginning of last year’s training camp. The 5-11, 190-pound native of Greenwood, South Carolina, appeared in four games with the Riders in 2016, tallying 19 receptions for 231 yards and a touchdown.