Three-time Grey Cup champ, Canadian RB Andrew Harris agrees to terms with Argos

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Three-time Grey Cup champion, Canadian running back Andrew Harris has agreed to terms with the Toronto Argonauts, per sources.

Harris played seven regular season games during the shortened schedule in 2021, missing the first three due to a calf injury and the final four due to a knee injury. He returned for the playoffs and in the West Final against Saskatchewan, recorded 23 carries for 136 yards and one touchdown and rushed 18 times for 80 yards the following week in the 108th Grey Cup win.

Harris is close to making history as the first Canadian player ever to reach 10,000 career rushing yards. He currently sits just 339 yards shy of the mark, meaning he has a chance of reaching it in 2022. He is also only 625 rushing yards shy of surpassing Charles Roberts (10,285 yards) for fifth on the CFL’s all-time list.

The Winnipeg native rushed 116 times for 623 yards and three touchdowns last year. His 5.4-yard-per-carry average was tied for second among CFL running backs with a minimum of 50 carries, though it was his second-lowest average since joining the Blue Bombers as a free agent in 2016.

The 34-year-old has been named a CFL all-star five times, led the league in rushing three times, earned two Grey Cup Most Valuable Canadian awards, one Grey Cup MVP and one Most Outstanding Canadian trophy.

Harris spent the last five seasons (2016-2021) playing for his hometown Blue Bombers where he rushed for over 5,000 yards and 25 touchdowns while catching 340 passes for more than 2,500 receiving yards and another 10 majors.

The five-foot-10, 216-pound back began his CFL career with the B.C. Lions in 2010 and spent his first six seasons with the Leos, rushing for more than 1,000 yards twice while winning his first Grey Cup in just his second season in the league. Harris has accumulated 9,661 rushing yards, 576 receptions for 5,223 receiving yards and 83 total touchdowns over his 176 career games.