Toronto has signed Canadian offensive lineman Sean McEwen to a contract extension, per sources.
The deal adds one year to the 23-year-olds existing contract. McEwen was scheduled to be a free agent after the 2018 season. Now, he’s committed to the Argos through the 2019 campaign – $40,000 signing bonus included.
McEwen was selected by Toronto third overall in the 2015 CFL draft. He attended New York Giants rookie mini-camp that year and returned to the University of Calgary for his final year of Canadian university football eligibility, playing at a high level and earning USports first-team All-Canadian honours. Then he was selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game, the longest-running college football all-star game in the United States – just the 12th Dino to do so.
After that, he was signed to a three-year contract by the Argonauts on May 13, 2016. He played in all 18 regular season games for the boatmen in his rookie CFL season, starting 13 and named the Argos Most Outstanding Rookie.
McEwen is young and should be a mainstay on the Argos offensive line for a while.