The Toronto Argonauts have acquired receiver S.J. Green from the Montreal Alouettes for a sixth round selection in the 2017 CFL Draft and a conditional draft pick in 2018.
In 10 seasons with the Alouettes, the six-foot-three receiver has caught 444 passes for 6,626 yards in 116 games for an average of 14.9 yards per reception. A two-time Grey Cup Champion and five-time East Division All-Star Green eclipsed the 1,000-yard receiving mark four times with the Alouettes.
Now 31, Green is coming off a torn ACL he suffered last July.
“I’ve been cleared to participate (in training camp) so my knee is fine,” Green told the Canadian Press in February. “What I hear from people who have gone through this injury is about the mental part. When you play, when you’re ready to stick and plant, are you babying it? Are you not fully allowing the impact to take place. That’s going to be my biggest challenge.”
By joining the Argos, Green his re-united with former Montreal general manager Jim Popp and head coach Marc Trestman, who took over in Toronto at the end of February. Assuming he’s healthy – and that’s a big if – Green could be a valuable weapon for veteran quarterback Ricky Ray.
After the trade was announced, Green posted an undated video of a workout on Twitter.
— SJ Green (@SJ19_19SJ) April 20, 2017
Now former Alouettes teammate John Bowman responded…
— John N. Bowman (@7Bowman) April 20, 2017
Looks like the Argos have added yet another former Alouette in offensive Canadian offensive lineman Jeff Perrett.
They’ve also signed OT Jeff Perrett, per source. https://t.co/heGFFXHnCC
— Scott Mitchell (@ScottMitchellPM) April 20, 2017