Duron Carter expected to sign with Argos: sources

Duron Carter’s visit to Toronto is expected to become permanent at least for the remainder of the 2018 season.

Multiple sources say Carter is joining the Argos and plans to sign a contract – barring a complete change of minds from both sides – that would put the 27-year-old in double blue after the boatmen play Montreal on Friday. The 2017 CFL all-star receiver was in Toronto meeting with the Argos this week.

Current Argonauts general manager Jim Popp bought Carter to the CFL in 2013 while he held the same position in Montreal.  Over 40 games with Montreal, Carter made 185 receptions for 2,877 yards and 17 touchdowns. The Alouettes released Carter 14 games through the 2016 season, but the decision had more to do with then-head coach Jacques Chapdelaine than Popp.

Carter has the same agent, Mitch Frankel, as Toronto Raptors’ star Kawhi Leonard and the two athletes know each other well. That’s one of the basketball-related ties the playmaking pass catcher has to Toronto. Uncle Butch Carter, brother of Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter, played six seasons in the NBA and was the head coach of the Raptors for three seasons (1998-2000) lives in the GTA.

Through 65 career CFL games, Carter has 266 receptions for 4,031 yards and 26 touchdowns, averaging 980 receiving yards per season.

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