With just a few days to go before main training camps are set to open, the Toronto Argonauts have released quarterback Jeff Mathews.
The only surprise surrounding this decision is the timing.
Mathews played in four contests and started one game for the Argos last season but lasted just 30 minutes, throwing for 67 yards on eight-for-12 passing, taking two sacks and losing a fumble. He was replaced at halftime by Cody Fajardo and did not see the field again in 2017, registering 10 straight DNPs to end the season.
Mathews started five games for the Tiger-Cats in his rookie season in 2015, posting 1,458 yards with six touchdowns and one interception. He played in one game in 2017, against Montreal, where he completed 18 of 29 passes for 201 yards and a touchdown.