More horses: Argos sign ex-Stampeders’ receiver Markeith Ambles

Photo courtesy: David Moll/Calgary Stampeders

The Toronto Argonauts are continuing their mission to create the Stampeders East, signing former Calgary receiver Markeith Ambles on Thursday.

Ambles, 30, played 14 games for Calgary in 2021 where he caught 54 balls for 686 yards and three touchdowns, his best season as a pro. The 6’2, 197lb receiver played three years with the Stamps (2018-2021) and totaled 117 receptions for 1,399 yards and seven touchdowns, while winning a Grey Cup with the team in 2018.

The Georgia native spent training camp with the Argos back in 2016 where he caught six passes for 75 yards in two games. Ambles played two seasons at The University of Houston (2013-2014) after stops at Southern California and Arizona Western.

The team also signed defensive lineman Julian McCleod to a new contract.

The 35-year-old McCleod signed with the Argos in 2020 and spent time on the team’s practice squad in 2021 before an injury sidelined him for the rest of the season. The six-foot-three, 285-pound defensive lineman played four seasons at Wagner College (2016-2019) where he tallied 38 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and three sacks in 12 games during his 2019 senior campaign. The Miramar, Florida native suited up for 45 career games with the Seahawks while recording 102 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, five sacks and two forced fumbles.