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RotoWire AnalysisGraves spent the last three seasons in Montreal and caught just two passes for 19 yards across 34 games played. He'll provide the Argonauts with depth at wide receiver but will primarily make his mark on special teams.
RotoWire AnalysisGreen will now team up with a former division foe, projected to provide a veteran presence in Toronto after his 2016 campaign was shortened due to a season-ending knee injury. He has spent the past 10 years with the Alouettes, notching 444 receptions for 6,626 yards and 42 scores in 116 career games. Green's offseason workload in the near future will be limited as he continues to recover, but he'll likely compete for the top slotback spot for the Argonauts upon his return to full activity.
RotoWire AnalysisChambers spent his collegiate career with Arizona State, finishing his senior campaign in 2015 with 26 receptions for 486 yards and two touchdowns. He's since taken part in a few NFL training camps, but was never able to make a regular season roster and will now head to the CFL to test his luck with the Tiger-Cats. He'll be another option on the outside, but it remains to be seen what type of role he'll have.
RotoWire AnalysisStewart spent time in the NFL previously, playing three seasons, two of which came with the Oakland Raiders, while his final campaign was with the Denver Broncos in 2014. He should provide the Tiger-Cats with another option in the backfield, although the team is sure to hold an active competition for a starter's role until someone separates themselves from the pack.
RotoWire AnalysisThorpe was most recently with the Washington Redskins of the NFL before being cut before last season began. He was a member of the North Carolina Tar Heels during his collegiate career, during which he hauled in five touchdowns while setting a school record for kick return yards. Thorpe should help the Blue Bombers on special teams due to his returning abilities.
RotoWire AnalysisGreen tore his ACL last season and underwent surgery to repair his knee in August. He appears to be in danger of missing the start of the season, though he's expected to return at some point in the year.
RotoWire AnalysisThe 30-year-old Coehoorn admitted he probably still has a few more years left in him but health concerns and a diminished passion for the game led him to hang up the cleats. The No. 5 selection in the 2011 draft will end his professional career with 211 receptions for 2,376 yards and six touchdowns in 91 games spread across six seasons, all of which he spent with the Eskimos.
RotoWire AnalysisKilgore played in seven games for Toronto in the 2016 season, completing 63 of 114 passes for 728 yards with two touchdowns and 10 interceptions. After winning the season opener, the Argos dropped their next six matchups, leading to his backup designation for the remainder of the season.
RotoWire AnalysisHarrison's season ended early in 2016 after he tore his Achilles. He finished the year with 22 yards and two touchdown on 52 carries while adding 78 yards receiving on 12 receptions. Roy Finch saw an increased role as backup running back to starter Jerome Messam in Harrison's absence and could see an increased role in 2017.
RotoWire AnalysisSmith, who is only in his mid-20s, posted 106 yards and two touchdowns in the final game with Winnipeg in the Western semifinal. He was not the primary target for the Blue Bombers, but finished with just under 500 yards in the regular season.
RotoWire AnalysisWhitaker was an East Division All Star in 2016, amassing 1558 total yards and seven touchdowns in 18 regular season games. The eight-year CFL running back also recorded 189 carries, good for third in the league, and his 1009 rushing yards were second only to Calgary's Jerome Messam. Whitaker will look to put together another strong season in 2017.
RotoWire AnalysisTurner signed with the Redskins as an undrafted free agent, but a finger injury kept him from landing a roster spot with Washington. The 23-year-old should be an option at receiver and kick returner for the Eskimos next season.
RotoWire AnalysisWilder spent time with the Bills and Bengals in the NFL before being signed by the Argonauts. He racked up 1363 rushing yards and 20 rushing touchdowns during his 39-game college tenure at Florida State.
RotoWire AnalysisThe 26-year-old spent time with the Buffalo Bills and the Houston Texans in the NFL, but he only managed to log 12 yards on five carries. That being said, his youth and professional experience could help him carve out a role in Hamilton's backfield.
RotoWire AnalysisThe 28-year-old has a good amount of professional experience to his name, producing 510 rushing yards on 149 attempts in 29 NFL games with the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets. Green's experience and decent size (6-foot-2, 22 pounds) could help him garner a decent role in the Ticats offense.
RotoWire AnalysisYoung last played in the NFL in 2011, playing in six games and completing just under 58 percent of his passes. He threw four touchdowns and nine interceptions in that time. He could officially be introduced by the team as early as Thursday.
RotoWire AnalysisMiller suffered a neck injury in Week 16 but make a return two weeks later after a bye, so that injury should be completely behind him now four months later. The 27-year-old fullback did not record a rush or reception over six seasons with the Eskimos.
RotoWire AnalysisRay played only nine games in 2016 due to injuries, but still managed to pass for 2,397 yards and 15 touchdowns. He is 37 years old, however, and at some point the Argonauts will need to find his replacement. Drew Willy was tested out at some points last season, and there is movement amongst some of those close to the team to acquire Johnny Manziel. Regardless of these rumors, Ray will take the wheel as the Argonauts starter in 2017.
RotoWire AnalysisMcNeil spent the 2016 season on the team's practice roster during the CFL's expansion period, but didn't see any time with the big club in any regular season contests. He's set to remain with the Lions moving forward, although it remains to be seen how big of a role he'll be able to carve out in a BC offense that yielded two 1,000 yard receivers just a season ago.
RotoWire AnalysisHarris joined the Lions late last season, but ended up remaining on the team's practice roster for the duration of the 2016 campaign. He'll remain with the Lions moving forward and is expected to act as the team's backup tailback to starter Jeremiah Johnson, which could limit his carries on most nights.
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|Marquay McDaniel||Calgary||May 2017|
|Greg Wilson||Calgary||June 2017|
|Nick Moore||BC||June 2017|
|Joe West||Calgary||June 2017|
|Anthony Barrett||Edmonton||June 2017|
|Nate Coehoorn||Edmonton||June 2017|
|Spencer Moore||Saskatchewan||June 2017|
|Levi Steinhauer||Saskatchewan||June 2017|
|Thomas DeMarco||Edmonton||June 2017|
|Jake Waters||Saskatchewan||June 2017|
|Jonathan Crompton||June 2017|
|Brock Jensen||Ottawa||June 2017|
|Cody Fajardo||Toronto||June 2017|
|Shaquille Murray-Lawrence||BC||June 2017|
|Tory Harrison||June 2017|
|Ross Scheuerman||Hamilton||June 2017|
|Da'Rel Scott||Hamilton||June 2017|
|Wayne Moore||Montreal||June 2017|
|Tyrell Sutton||Montreal||June 2017|
|William Powell||Ottawa||June 2017|
|Curtis Steele||June 2017|
|Matt Walter||Saskatchewan||June 2017|
|Mike Jones||Hamilton||June 2017|
|Luke Tasker||Hamilton||June 2017|
|Chris Williams||BC||June 2017|
|Shamawd Chambers||Edmonton||June 2017|
|Ricky Collins||Saskatchewan||June 2017|
|Kendial Lawrence||Edmonton||June 2017|
|Naaman Roosevelt||Saskatchewan||June 2017|
|Gerrard Sheppard||Winnipeg||June 2017|
|Armanti Edwards||Saskatchewan||June 2017|
|Mossis Madu||Ottawa||June 2017|
|Everett Golson||Hamilton||June 2017|
|Da'Rick Rogers||Toronto||June 2017|
|Kevin Fogg||Winnipeg||June 2017|
|Tristan Jackson||Ottawa||June 2017|
|Troy Stoudermire||Edmonton||June 2017|
|Jeff Fuller||Toronto||June 2017|
|Marcus Henry||Montreal||June 2017|
|S.J. Green||Toronto||June 2017|
|Andy Fantuz||Hamilton||August 2017|