The Toronto Argonauts are signing former XFL star Cam Phillips, per sources. The 25-year-old was released by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Thursday as part of their final cuts.
Phillips spent time in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers (2020) and Buffalo Bills (2018-19), playing two games with the Bills in 2018 and registering one reception for nine yards.
The six-foot, 202-pound native of Charlotte, North Carolina also suited up in five games in the XFL with the Houston Roughnecks in 2020, leading the league in targets (44), receptions (31), receiving yards (455) and receiving touchdowns (9).
Prior to his pro career, Phillips appeared in 52 games at Virginia Tech over four seasons (2014-17), posting 236 receptions for 3,027 yards and 17 receiving touchdowns, and adding 37 carriers for 239 rushing yards and five punt returns for 34 yards.
He earned 2017 First-Team All-ACC honours and was named the 2016 Belk Bowl MVP.
The Argos are also bringing in linebacker Vontae Diggs, who was released by the Edmonton Elks on Thursday. He recorded 84 total tackles, two sacks, one interception, and one forced fumble in 2019 and was named the team’s Most Outstanding Rookie.