Argos sign former Stamps’ DL Junior Turner, claim LS Maxime Latour from Redblacks

The Toronto Argonauts have signed longtime Calgary Stampeders’ defensive tackle Junior Turner.

The Bishop’s product was a second-round pick in the 2011 CFL Draft who spent nine seasons with the Stamps (2011-19). He dressed for 106 regular season games, recording 157 total tackles, 17 sacks, and one forced fumble.

Turner missed almost the entire 2019 season after tearing ligaments in his knee. The Toronto native won two Grey Cups in Calgary, recording two tackles and a sack in the 2018 championship game when the Stamps defeated the Ottawa Redblacks at Commonwealth Stadium.

Toronto also added long-snapper Maxime Latour from Ottawa’s practice roster. The 28-year-old Sherbrooke product dressed for three games with Winnipeg in 2019. The acquisition came after veteran long-snapper Jake Reinhart suffered an injury in the Argos’ victory over the Redblacks on Wednesday.

The Argos also moved defensive tackle Fabion Foote from the suspended list to the practice roster. The McMaster product dressed for 37 games over three seasons with the Montreal Alouettes, recording 31 tackles and three sacks.

He signed with Toronto as a free agent in February 2020 but was suspended after choosing not to report to training camp.

The Argos travel to Hamilton where they will take on the Tiger-Cats on Thanksgiving Monday. The provincial rivals split their home-and-home in early September, which means this game will determine the season series between the two teams.

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