Argos re-sign Canadian kicker Tyler Crapigna

The Toronto Argonauts have signed Canadian kicker Tyler Crapigna to a two-year extension through the 2021 season.

Crapigna played 13 games in his first season in Toronto, connecting on 22-of-27 field goals (81.5 percent) with a long of 50 yards. The four-year veteran spent his first three seasons in the league with Saskatchewan and for his career has made 98-of-115 field goals (85.2 percent).

The 27-year-old was released by the Riders on May 7 after unsuccessful attempts to trade the McMaster University product.

Crapigna was Saskatchewan’s primary field goal kicker in 2016 and 2017 after taking over the role late in 2015 when he was acquired in a trade deadline deal for national running back Jerome Messam.

With Crapigna out for the 2018 season due to a lower body injury, Brett Lauther took over as the Riders kicker making over 90 per cent of his field goals (58 for 64) with a long of 56-yards and connecting on 33 of 36 one-point convert attempts.

The Ottawa native was originally drafted by the Calgary Stampeders in the fifth round, 40th overall of the 2014 CFL draft.

Crapigna played in 36 games for Saskatchewan making 76-of-88 three-point attempts (86.4 per cent) with a long of 53 yards and converted 74-of-78 extra point attempts.

The Argos have a potential national kicker of the future locked up.

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