TORONTO — Following their final pre-season game on Tuesday, a 25-20 win over the Montreal Alouettes, the Toronto Argonauts announced the majority of their cuts heading into the 2012 regular season.
Headlining the group are 2011 starters Sean Smalls and Anthony Cannon.
Smalls, who joined the Argos in 2010, was one of the team’s starting cornerbacks last season. He finished fourth on the team in tackles with 62, while adding on a pair of special teams tackles as well.
Cannon, meanwhile, leaves Toronto after just one season wearing the Double Blue.
He originally joined the Argos as a free agent, and appeared in 14 games – six of which he started – registering 51 tackles in the process.
The Argos also announced the following players have been released:
DT Gregory Alexandre NIP Montreal DB Raymond Brown IMP Kansas WR Patrick Carter IMP Louisville FB Aaron Crawford NIP St. Mary’s DB Matt Estrada IMP Northern Arizona DB Christian Golder IMP Lindenwood OL Stephen Good IMP Oklahoma DB Javes Lewis IMP Oregon WR Samie Parker IMP Oregon DB Shea Pierre NIP Windsor QB Ricky Santos IMP New Hampshire OL Darion Smith IMP Alabama-Birmingham WR Sammy Tranks IMP Seton Hill