Argos re-sign Canadian DB Matt Boateng, sign American REC Damonte Coxie

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The Toronto Argonauts have extended the contracts of Canadian defensive back Matt Boateng and signed American receiver Damonte Coxie.

Boateng, 25, is coming off his second season in Toronto and played 12 games in 2021 adding three defensive tackles and two special teams tackles. The Ajax, Ont. native and Fresno State product was Toronto’s second-round selection in the 2019 CFL Draft. He made one start at field-side cornerback in the final week of the regular season.

Boateng tallied eight defensive tackles and one special teams tackle in 12 games during his rookie campaign in 2019.

Coxie played four seasons at the University of Memphis (2017-20) where over the course of 41 games the Louisiana native caught 185 balls for 2,948 yards and 20 touchdowns. The receiver was Second-Team All-Conference in 2018 and 2019, becoming just the second Memphis Tiger to record back-to-back 1,000 yard receiving seasons in program history.

The six-foot-three, 200-pound target worked out with the Green Bay Packers in August 2021.