Argos re-sign DB Robertson Daniel, ink former Elks’ REC Earnest Edwards

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The Toronto Argonauts have extended the contract of American defensive back Robertson Daniel and signed American receiver Earnest Edwards.

Daniel played just two games in 2021 due to an injury and posted five defensive tackles and one interception. The six-foot-one, 205-pound defender spent his first CFL season with Calgary in 2019 where he tallied 21 defensive tackles, six special teams tackles, and three interceptions in eight games that season.

The 30-year-old joined Toronto via a pre-free agency trade with Calgary in 2021 that also saw the playing rights to Eric Rogers and Cordarro Law included in the deal. Daniel spent time in the NFL with various clubs including Oakland, Green Bay, Baltimore, and Washington between 2015 and 2019.

Edwards played seven games for the Edmonton Elks in 2021, catching 15 passes for 168 yards and one touchdown while returning 30 kickoffs and punts for 299 yards. The Rochester, N.Y. native was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Rams in 2020 but released at the end of training camp.

The 23-year-old played four seasons at the University of Maine (2016-19) where he compiled 125 receptions for 2,370 yards and 23 touchdowns in 40 career games. Edwards also amassed over 2,000 kick return yards and four touchdowns in his career at Maine.