Argonauts release veteran Canadian Matt Black

Canadian Press

The Toronto Argonauts released veteran players Matt Black and Devon Wylie on Tuesday.

Both players were on Toronto’s six-game injured list.

Black, a five-foot-nine, 192-pound defensive back, was in his ninth CFL season with the Argos. The 32-year-old Toronto native had 44 tackles, 10 special-teams tackles and an interception last year, starting 12 of the Argos 18 regular-season games.

Toronto selected Black in the sixth round, No. 45 overall, in the 2008 CFL draft but he returned to Saginaw Valley that fall for his final year of college eligibility.

Wylie, a five-foot-nine, 197-pound receiver, was in his second season with Toronto. He had 14 catches for 166 yards and a TD in 13 regular-season contests last year.


4 Comments on Argonauts release veteran Canadian Matt Black

  1. Rick cowan // August 2, 2017 at 6:27 am //

    I think Matt Black may sign with the Riders he is a veteran national dB and he can play safety that is what the Riders need

  2. Matt Black is a quality guy, all the very best to him and his family.

  3. Bart Oates // August 5, 2017 at 9:21 pm //

    Releasing a pair on the 6 game DL.

  4. Ross Campbell // August 6, 2017 at 7:57 am //

    Matt and Devon, I am sorry to hear you being released. It seems very unfair that you were on the six game injury list when released. Matt has been a staple on the Argos defence for nine years. I got to see Wylie play in a few games last year and thought he was a keeper. Wylie also played well on special teams.

    Argo fans will miss both of you.

    All the best in your future endeavours.

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