Argos re-sign CFL all-star, strong-side linebacker Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards
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The Toronto Argonauts have re-signed strong-side linebacker Chris Edwards for the 2022 season.

The 29-year-old Edwards played 14 games in his first year with the Argos in 2021, posting 37 tackles, three sacks, three interceptions, which he returned for a league-high 162 yards, and two touchdowns. The six-foot-two, 217-pound SAM was named an East Division all-star and CFL all-star for the first time in his career last year.

The four-year CFL veteran’s three picks were a career-high and tied for third-most in the league and tied for the most on the Argos. For his career the University of Idaho product has amassed 149 defensive tackles, seven interceptions, four sacks, four forced fumbles and three touchdowns in 67 career games spent with Edmonton, B.C. and Toronto.

Edwards will miss the first six games of the upcoming season due to a league suspension for his role in a fan altercation following the East Final on Sunday, December 5.