November 25, 2019

Argos grant Wilder Jr’s request for release

Geoff Robins/

TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts have parted ways with running back James Wilder Jr.

The Argos have granted Wilder Jr.’s request to be released, it was announced on Monday afternoon.

Wilder Jr. played in 14 games in 2019, rushing for 464 yards and a touchdown on 92 carries and also adding 47 catches for 415 yards and four majors through the air.

Over this three-year tenure with the Double Blue, the six-foot-three, 212-pounder had collected 2,027 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground and added 1,487 yards and five majors on 154 catches out of the backfield.

Wilder Jr. was named 2017’s Most Outstanding Rookie on his way to helping Toronto win the 105th Grey Cup presented by Shaw.

Toronto finished the 2019 campaign with 4-14 record.