Joining the rival out of retirement: former Ticats DL Adrian Tracy signs with Argos

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The Toronto Argonauts have signed American defensive lineman Adrian Tracy to a one-year contract for the 2022 season.

The 34-year-old Tracy is coming out of retirement to play with the Argos after not getting the chance to play with Montreal, who he signed with prior to the 2020 season, due to the cancelled season.

The six-foot-three, 248-pounder spent five seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2015-2019) prior to his signing with the Alouettes. He tallied 139 tackles, 21 sacks, two interceptions and five forced fumbles in 58 career games with 51 starts.

The Fairfax, VA native began his pro career in the NFL with the New York Giants in 2010 after being selected in the sixth round, 184th overall in the NFL Draft that year. He would go on to make 12 tackles, force two fumbles and record one sack while wining a Super Bowl with the G-Men in 2012. The William & Mary product spent three seasons with the Giants before a move to the desert with the Arizona Cardinals in 2014.