Argos ink former Stamps, Eskimos receiver DaVaris Daniels

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The Toronto Argonauts have signed former Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos receiver DaVaris Daniels for two years through the 2021 season, per sources.

Daniels spent three seasons with current Argos head coach Ryan Dinwiddie in Calgary from 2016 to 2018.

The 27-year-old Daniels burst onto the scene in 2016 when he won the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie Award with 885 yards and nine touchdowns in 11 games. He spent the first three years of his CFL career with the Stampeders recording 148 catches for 2,375 yards and 20 touchdowns while winning a Grey Cup in 2018.

Last year, Daniels hit the free agent market, making the drive up Highway 2 in Alberta to Edmonton. He played in 13 games recording 54 catches for 738 yards and two touchdowns. An injury prior to the regular season starting kept Daniels from breaking the 1,000-yard mark.

Daniels worked out for the Cleveland Browns in December, but his focus remains on the CFL as he’s in his football playing prime. He earned $190,000 for his efforts with the Eskimos in 2019. The Argos provide quarterback Matt Nichols with a weapon.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.