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Argos make sweeping changes, release four players

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Toronto has made sweeping changes to its receiving corps on Monday releasing receivers Kevin Elliott, Tori Gurley and Phil Bates per sources.

Earlier Monday Vidal Hazelton was let go.

Gurley was third on the team with 36 catches for 509 yards and five touchdowns, Elliott was sixth on the team with 23 catches for 294 yards and two touchdowns while Hazelton had 23 catches for 361 yards and three touchdowns.

The moves come as the Argonauts desperately try and save their season. The team has lost three straight and seven of their last eight after starting the season 4-2. The team traded a first round pick for quarterback Drew Willy and both general manager Jim Barker and head coach Scott Milanovich are looking to shake things up.

“Long time coming. Talented players but difficult guys in the locker room. Barker and Scott won’t put up with that,” said a CFL source.

Elliott, Gurley and Hazelton were thought to be the foundation of the team’s receiving corps for years to come after enjoying strong 2015 seasons. Hazelton had 70 catches for over 800 yards and was the East Division’s Most Outstanding Rookie while Gurley tied for the league lead in touchdowns with 10.

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