Argos re-sign all-star kicker Boris Bede, receiver DaVaris Daniels

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The Toronto Argonauts have re-signed 2021 East Division all-star placekicker and punter Boris Bede and former Most Outstanding Rookie receiver DaVaris Daniels.

Bede had a strong first season in Toronto in 2021, making 28-of-33 field goals (85 percent), including six from 50-plus yards, three better than any other kicker in the league and two off the all-time record and was named an East All-Star for the second time.

The 32-year-old is the CFL’s all-time leader in kickoff average and led the league in that category with an average of 67.4 yards in 2021. The Laval product had three games with at least five field goals and kicked six in the Eastern Final.

Bede was Toronto’s nominee for Most Outstanding Special Teams Player in 2021. The six-year CFL veteran spent the first five seasons of his career in Montreal (2015-19) where he was named an East Division all-star in 2015.

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Daniels caught 51 passes for 597 yards and four touchdowns in 13 games in 2021, his first year with the Argos. The five-year CFL veteran finished second on the Argos in receptions, third in yards and tied for first in touchdown catches.

The 29-year-old signed with Toronto as a free agent in February 2020 after playing his first four seasons in Calgary where he tallied 202 receptions for 3,113 yards and 22 touchdowns. The Notre Dame product helped Calgary win the Grey Cup in 2018 and won the league’s Most Outstanding Rookie award in 2016.