February 14, 2023

Argos bolster defence, sign defensive lineman Orimolade


TORONTO — Folarin Orimolade is on the move.

The talented 27-year-old defensive lineman has signed as a free agent with the Toronto Argonauts, the team announced on Tuesday.

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In his third CFL season – all of them spent with the Calgary Stampeders – Orimolade had 37 tackles, six sacks, an interception and a touchdown in 2022. The five-foot-11, 238-pound defensive lineman was a force in the playoffs as well, recording six tackles, two sacks and one fumble recovery in the Western Semi-Final last season.

The Washington, D.C. native signed with Calgary in 2018 and over the course of 34 games played has produced 52 defensive tackles, 11 special teams tackles, 10 sacks, one pick and three forced fumbles. The Dartmouth product was a part of the 2018 Grey Cup champion Stampeders and chipped in with two special teams tackles and a fumble recovery in the big game.

Orimolade was a presence all over the field last year with the Stamps. In Toronto, he’ll look to take the next step in his career, playing under defensive coordinator and one-time Stampeder Corey Mace.

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