Argos work out former Riders draft pick, kicker Quinn Van Gylswyk and decide against signing him

The Toronto Argonauts worked out Canadian kicker Quinn Van Gylswyk and the plan was to sign him afterwards, but the team has sent him home.

Van Gylswyk was taken in the third round, No. 26 overall, by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the 2016 CFL draft. He played in two games with the Riders through the 2016 and 2017 season, going 1-for-3 on three-pointers including hitting a 54-yard field goal while handling kickoff duties.

He attended New York Giants rookie mini-camp in 2016 after holding a pro day in Vancouver which the Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks attended.

At six-foot-four, 200 pounds, Van Gylswyk was an All-Canadian during his final season at the University of British Columbia making 83 per cent of his field goals and punting for a 43.6-yard average. He was even better in the playoffs, connecting on 17 of 19 field goal tries in four games, including the game-winner with no time on the clock to give the Thunderbirds the Vanier Cup championship win.

The 27-year-old will be looking to take advantage of what has been a shaky Argos kicking situation in Toronto.

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