Defensive back Rico Murray the latest former Ticat to join Argos

Yet another former Hamilton Tiger-Cat is joining the Toronto Argonauts: sources say defensive back Rico Murray has agreed to terms with the Boatmen.

The 5-foot-11, 203 pound Murray played four-seasons with the Ticats, appearing in 50 games and making 48 starts, registering 180 tackles, nine interceptions and 11 special teams tackles. A versatile veteran, Murray can play SAM linebacker, halfback and corner. He became a free agent in February.

But he’s also been injury prone, missing 15 games over the last two seasons, including six in 2016. The team has parted ways with several players who have struggled with injuries this off-season.

Murray joins offensive lineman Peter Dyakowski, who was released by Hamilton last week and signed with Toronto the same day, and fellow defensive back Johnny Sears in trading Black and Gold for Double Blue.

Murray dropped a hint about his plans a couple of days ago…

Drew Edwards

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Drew Edwards is into his eighth season covering the CFL and the Ticats for the Hamilton Spectator. He is the founder and editor of 3DownNation.
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10 Comments on Defensive back Rico Murray the latest former Ticat to join Argos

  1. That’s the key, injury prone. Not getting younger although he is only 29. Played well when he played.

  2. good for him. he was a valuable player, and i wish him well.
    in a way, he reminds me a bit of former ticat markeith knowlton, a versatile player who could be dominant, but whose game was starting to slide.

  3. A large amount of players who spent time on the injured list last season have been jettisoned. That’s a good thing. Murray was good when he played but as others have noted, he’s breaking down and is getting older and that’s a bad combination.

  4. S McBride (TFMCB ) // February 24, 2017 at 10:12 am //

    Sorry to see him go but not surprised because of the injury history the past couple of seasons. His versatility will be missed but who knows what “diamonds in the rough” might show up in try out camps or might already be on the roster.

  5. Better is better. I liked Rico, but it should be no shock to see some of these guys who ended up being marginal contributors the last season or two find a new home elsewhere.

  6. Great signing by Argos. Better to have a veteran who might miss a few game to injury then a healthy rookie who blows coverages

  7. Exactly TFMCB, besides they have already inked E Davis and the DB signing from Ottawa, no team can keep all it’s free agents, hoping that this move allows them to sign at least one more proven wide receiver, SInkfield still available ?…

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