Bear back in the six: Argos ink LB Bear Woods to contract extension

The Toronto Argonauts have re-signed American LB Bear Woods for two years through the 2021 season.

The 32-year-old returns for his fourth season in double blue after coming to Toronto in 2017 via free agency from Montreal.

The seven-year CFL veteran re-joined the Argos in late July last season, playing in three games while recording at least seven tackles in each contest, including 10 in a win versus Ottawa in Week 13.

Woods started 17 games for the Argos and led the team with 91 tackles in 2017, adding four tackles for a loss, two sacks, and five quarterback pressures while helping Toronto win the Grey Cup.

Woods was signed as a free agent by the Argos on May 31, 2017, after being released by the Montreal Alouettes. In six seasons with the Als, Woods was twice selected as a CFL all-star and was named the East Division’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2014 and 2016.

The Troy University product has racked up 144 tackles and three sacks in 24 games in his Toronto career. The 2017 CFL champion has 376 defensive tackles, 15 sacks, three interceptions and six forced fumbles in 64 games during his career.

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