Bear Woods takes less with Argos than was scheduled with Als

Linebacker Bear Woods took less money to join the Toronto Argonauts than he was originally scheduled to make before the Alouettes released him, but the up-front cash he received from Montreal softens the blow.

Sources say Woods will receive $110,000 in “guaranteed” money from Toronto, where he touched down on the same day the Alouettes released him, on the one-year deal he signed earlier this month, including $80,000 in base salary, $20,000 in housing, $5,000 if he plays in one game – which should be easy enough – and $5,000 for travel.

That’s down from the $170,000 Woods would have made in Montreal, who released the 2016 CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player on May 29, right before the start of training camp.

With $20,000 already paid – which will still count against the Alouettes’ salary cap – Woods is out $40,000 for the season.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.