August 1, 2017

Argonauts release 9-year veteran Matt Black

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TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts have released national defensive back Matt Black and international wide receiver Devon Wylie, the team announced Tuesday.

Black, a nine-year CFL veteran that was drafted by Toronto in 2008 in the sixth round, did not play a game in 2017.

The 5-foot-9, 192 pound Toronto, Ont. native spent his entire career with the Argonauts after joining the team in 2009. His best season came in 2016 where he played in all 18 games and collected 44 defensive tackles, 10 special teams tackles, one interception, one touchdown and one forced fumble.

In 109 career games, Black collected a total of 128 defensive tackles, 80 special teams tackles, two sacks, three interceptions, two touchdowns and two forced fumbles. The 32-year-old also became a Grey Cup Champion in 2012 and received the Jake Gaudaur Veterans’ Award last season.

Wylie suited up in 13 games with the Argos in his rookie season in 2016 where he caught 14 passes for 166 yards and one touchdown. The Sacramento, Ca. native signed as a free agent with Toronto in April of 2016.