Argos convince 1,000-yard receiver Ricky Collins Jr. to come out of retirement

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The Toronto Argonauts have convinced American receiver Ricky Collins Jr. to come out of retirement.

TSN reporter David Naylor has the details: Hearing the Toronto Argos have worked-out a deal with WR Ricky Collins Jr. The 29-year-old had a 1,000-yard season with the Elks in 2019. Had announced his retirement back in February. 

Ricky Collins Jr was a free agent when he announced his retirement in February so the Elks have no rights to him. They released him prior to the start of free agency.

The Edmonton Football Team released Collins Jr. on January 31 ahead of a $33,000 roster bonus coming due.

Collins had his best CFL season in 2019 when he caught 78 passes for 1,103 yards and three touchdowns in 17 games with the Elks.

The Tyler, Texas native opted out of his CFL contract in August to be available for an NFL opportunity. When one didn’t materialize, he opted back into his contract with Edmonton in early October 2020.

The 29-year-old Collins has 186 receptions for 2,434 yards and seven scores in 49 career games with Saskatchewan, B.C., and Edmonton.