Argos sign former Stampeders DL Frank Beltre

The Toronto Argonauts have signed defensive lineman Frank Beltre to a one-year contract, per sources.

Beltre spent three seasons with the Calgary Stampeders from 2014-2016, winning a Grey Cup with the Stamps in 2014 while making 27 defensive tackles, nine special teams stops, three sacks and forcing one fumble in 26 games.

After a number of NFL workouts in December 2016, the New York Jets signed Beltre to a contract in January 2017 and he made two tackles and one sack in the pre-season game then spent part of the season there.

The Towson University product will compete for the vacated starting defensive end spot after East all-star Victor Butler, who notched 31 tackles and 10 sacks in 12 games last season, retired.

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Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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15 Comments on Argos sign former Stampeders DL Frank Beltre

  1. It appears other ex-CFL who did not make NFL will be returning. i.e. Adam Bighill example. Many others. No shortage of CFL players returning.

  2. Great replacement for Mr.Butler. talented player

  3. Mr Red. // May 15, 2018 at 11:04 am //

    He is a great player. No room for him a historic McMahon unfortunately.

    • greenenvy? // May 15, 2018 at 11:44 am //

      True. With Davis, Law & Vaughters Stamps are set. Good signing for the Argos who already have Lemon with last year’s East Division all-stars at tackle. Argos are looking tough in the East.

      • Mr Red. // May 15, 2018 at 11:50 am //

        They are set, those are the ends, at tackle we have Johnson and a lot of Canadian depth.

  4. sth1988 // May 15, 2018 at 12:34 pm //

    Victor who? Retired out of spite. See ya

  5. Hmm….just how is it that Popp is able to sign so many free agents…..wait, remember Montreal when guys like White, Bomben and Muamba were unceremoniously cut or traded out of town at the eleventh hour. Hold your breath Argos fans.

  6. The East will be atrocious again this year so Toronto will get a home playoff game by default.

    Montreal has already been eliminated from the playoffs. Hamilton will need a miracle to win 9 games. The RedBags took a hit to their NI talent and will bumble their way to somewhere between 8 to 10 wins.

    • TheLastArgoFan // May 15, 2018 at 2:31 pm //

      What is an NI?
      Not a term in Canadian football, that’s for sure.

      • That’s right! We are now the (CFL) knights who say “Ekki-ekki-ekki-ekki-PTANG. Zoom-Boing, z’nourrwringmm”.

  7. Non Import

  8. Popp is a gold miner when rounding up players. Not right all the time but I’d say 60% of the time the players he signs as free agents or drafts stick with the team in some way on a PR or Active roster during the season. Considering how many guys are signed each year in some manner that is a good percentage.

  9. Rick Cowan // May 15, 2018 at 11:14 pm //

    Mr Red I thought you said earlier in the winter that you said Beltre was a given to resign back with the Stamps because he was such good friends with Claybrooks at that time I thought the Rider’s would sign we were both wrong

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