Argonauts re-sign Canadian receiver Juwan Brescacin

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The Toronto Argonauts and Canadian receiver Juwan Brescacin have reached an agreement on a new contract for the 2022 season.

The 29-year-old Brescacin was a high profile addition to the Argos in 2020, but was plagued by injuries in his first season with the team. He started the first two games of the season before being placed on the six-game injured list until Week 14. He ultimately played just six games, including playoffs, catching nine passes for 90 yards and a touchdown, but was injured once again in Toronto’s East Final loss to Hamilton.

Prior to signing with the Argos, Brescacin had played his entire four-year CFL career in Calgary (2016-2019) and over an injury-shortened four game 2019 season, caught 11 balls for 168 yards and three touchdowns.

The Mississauga native had his best season in 2018 when he hauled in 60 catches for 567 yards and three touchdowns while helping the Stamps win the Grey Cup. The six-foot-three, 222-pound pass catcher has amassed 74 receptions, 1,090 yards and seven touchdowns in 49 career games.

The Northern Illinois University alum played four seasons for the Huskies (2012-2015), bringing in 1,465 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns in 40 games.

Calgary selected Brescacin in the second round, 15th overall of the 2016 CFL draft. At the Northern Illinois pro day, the six-foot-four, 227-pound Brescacin ran a 4.62 40-yard time and jumped 36.5 inches.