The Toronto Argonauts have released ten players in order to meet the CFL’s roster cutdown deadline, including American quarterback Antonio Pipkin.
The 26-year-old played in Friday’s preseason loss to the Ottawa Redblacks and completed seven-of-nine pass attempts for 60 yards and one interception. He also rushed once for ten yards.
Pipkin signed with the club as a free agent in February 2021 and dressed for seven games this past season, completing 13-of-26 pass attempts for 158 yards and one interception. He also ran the ball 27 times for 131 yards and five touchdowns.
He started his CFL career as a member of the Montreal Alouettes in 2017 following a brief stint with the Arizona Cardinals. He dressed for 27 games with the club and threw for 1,295 yards, four touchdowns, and eight interceptions, while also rushing 58 times for 318 yards and nine touchdowns.
The native of Gary, Ind. signed with the Edmonton Elks as a free agent in February 2020 but did not play for the team that year due to the cancellation of the CFL season.
The other players who were released include Global running back Asnnel Robo, American receiver Chandler Worthy, American receiver Dres Anderson, American offensive lineman Jake Foshee, American defensive lineman Kendall Futrell, American linebacker Solomon Ajayi, American linebacker Brady Sheldon, American defensive back Treston Decoud, and Global kicker Toshiki Satio.
Decoud started 13 games for the Argos in 2021 primarily at field-side cornerback. The 28-year-old recorded 26 total tackles in his lone CFL season following stints with the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, and the XFL.
Worthy started four games at slotback after initially being cut at the start of the season. He generated 16 receptions for 203 yards and two touchdowns, two carries for 31 yards, and 1,230 return yards on 79 attempts.
CFL teams are required to trim their rosters to 75 players by 11:59 p.m. EST on the day following their first preseason game.