Argonauts sign former NFL running back Trey Williams

Photo courtesy: Bob Levey/Texas A&M Athletics

The Toronto Argonauts have signed American running back Trey Williams.

The 28-year-old Williams spent training camp with the Calgary Stampeders this year after being the number one overall pick in the 2020 XFL Draft by the Seattle Dragons. He rushed for 127 yards and one touchdown on 34 carries before the league ceased operations.

The five-foot-seven, 200-pound tailback played for Texas A&M University in the NCAA and made seven stops in the NFL. Between 2015-2017 he spent time with Washington, Dallas, New England, Miami, Indianapolis, and Pittsburgh, appearing in two games for the Colts in 2016.

The Houston, Texas native had a brief practice roster stint with the Argos in October 2016 and played for the San Antonio Commanders of the AAF in 2019.

Toronto also signed Canadian linebacker Brandon Calver.

The 28-year-old Calver played five games for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2019, eventually winning a Grey Cup with the blue and gold that season.

The six-foot-three, 220-pound LB played five games with the Montreal Alouettes to start 2019, chipping in with four special teams tackles, before being released and signed by Ottawa, where he would play one game before being released and heading to Winnipeg.

The Wilfrid Laurier University product started his CFL career in Montreal in 2018 after being signed as an undrafted free agent and would go on to tally nine special teams tackles and one forced fumble in 17 games that season. The Golden Hawk was a 2017 OUA all-star and 2016 Yates Cup Champion.

The Argonauts released American receiver Chandler Worthy, American OL Jalen Burks, American quarterback Kelly Bryant and American DL Julian McCleod.