Argos release veteran DB Dwight Anderson | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League Staff

TORONTO -- The Toronto Argonauts have announced that they have released defensive back Dwight Anderson.

His release comes after the Argos traded for the veteran DB early in July.

The always outspoken Anderson came to Toronto as a veteran presence on a defence that was full of young, unproven talent after an off-season that saw many of the Argos defensive stars leave for tryouts in the NFL or for jobs elsewhere in the CFL. 

While with the Argonauts, Anderson amassed 27 tackles, 3 sacks, and 0 interceptions as the Argos defence became one of the top defences in the league against the pass.

The Argonauts also announced that they have released first-year running back Jeremiah Johnson and receiver Terrell Sinkfield.

Johnson signed with the Argos as a free agent in January and earned 110 yards on 21 carries along with 15 catches for 112 yards and a touchdown while with the team this year.

Sinkfield signed as a free agent with Toronto in March, 2014. He dressed in five games, and made seven catches for 90 yards, with one touchdown, carried the ball once for six yards, returned 11 kickoffs for 240 yards and had one punt return for nine yards.

The moves come the same week as the Argonauts take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Labour Day Classic.

Fan Comments
Ron Murphy
That Jeremiah Johnson is a bruiser. I'd take him on my team. You can never have enough running backs in the CFL.
August 27, 2014 - 7:28am
Hopefully this move pays off. Would love to see Weston Dresser in a Argos uniform
August 27, 2014 - 3:19am
The D has been pretty good. It would seem to make more sense to shake up the O line that can't seem to keep an opponent's D out of the Argo backfield. Result: QB gets hurried and sacked and RBs get stuffed. Shouldn't that be considered a major problem?
August 26, 2014 - 8:18pm
I'm worried the Argos are going to make a big offer on Dressler now...
August 26, 2014 - 7:57pm
Guess the Argos learned what other teams already discovered about Anderson. Good player but a little too full of himself. He was busy celebrating a tackle a game or so ago and shortly after forgot he was no longer supposed to be on the field resulting in a penalty!
August 26, 2014 - 7:36pm
Anderson got into it with the coach after taking a penalty. You can't do that with Scott Milanovich.
August 26, 2014 - 5:47pm
GC Bound
Yes, this is hard to figure, but frankly talent or not I prefer less RAP and more ZAP
Go Riders Go!
August 26, 2014 - 4:10pm
small town argo
They are making room for Matt Black to come back and likely some NFL cuts because they also released Jeremiah Johnson and Terrell Sinkfield.
August 26, 2014 - 2:58pm
Are they making cap space for some NFL cut player or were there some internal issues? I can't see the reason at this point.
August 26, 2014 - 2:21pm
What's that all about??? Why release him right after trading for him? Must've said/did something wrong...
August 26, 2014 - 1:20pm