June 20, 2012

Smalls, Cannon headline Argos cuts

Alicia Wynter/Toronto Argonauts

CFL.ca Staff

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