Toronto general manager Jim Popp potentially wants to keep Duron Carter on the Argos ship.
“Would I like to see him back in training camp? Is that a consideration to be back with the Argos? Absolutely. But this is also something now that Corey’s [Chamblin] hired, and once his coaching staff’s put together, they’ll be a nice, thorough discussion about what we’re doing moving forward and Duron will be a part of that conversation as will any other potential free agent,” Popp told TSN’s Dave Naylor.
Carter was released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders after seven games in 2018, the move caught him by surprise. Carter said he might be done with football at that point, but ended up signing with the Toronto Argonauts for the remainder of the season. The 27-year-old deleted his Twitter account prior to inking his pact with the Argos, likely to try and appease then-head coach Marc Trestman.
“Different system last year, different scenario, but Duron came into the team, I think he made a very exerted effort to fit in and want to be in Toronto. Every feedback I had from any player internally with the locker room, you wouldn’t have known he was there. He really worked hard to be a part of the team. Now him getting to play more – there’s circumstances to all that,” Popp said.
Carter made eight catches for 111 yards and one touchdown in seven games with Saskatchewan then 10 receptions for 119 yards and one touchdown in eight games to finish the season in Toronto.
“The numbers weren’t there maybe people were expecting or that we didn’t do period as a team,” Popp said
The Argos went 4-14 ending the year last place in the entire league. Perhaps Carter playing for a new head coach and offensive coordinator that allow Duron to be Duron could be beneficial for both Carter and the Argos.