Toronto Argonauts release longtime CFL defensive end Adrian Tracy

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The Toronto Argonauts have released American defensive end Adrian Tracy as part of their final training camp cuts.

The 35-year-old came out of retirement to sign with the Argos in February after sitting out the pandemic-shortened 2021 CFL season.

The six-foot-three, 248-pounder spent five seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2015-2019) and recorded 139 tackles, 21 sacks, two interceptions and five forced fumbles in 58 career games with 51 starts. He signed with the Alouettes in 2020 but did not dress with the team as the season was cancelled.

The Fairfax, Va. native began his pro career in the NFL with the New York Giants after being selected in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He would go on to make 12 tackles, force two fumbles and record one sack while winning a Super Bowl with the team in 2012.

The William & Mary product spent three seasons with the Giants before a move to the desert with the Arizona Cardinals in 2014.

Other notable releases by the Argos included former NFL defensive lineman Kony Ealy and former fifth-round CFL draft pick Dion Pellerin. Click here to view a full list of their transactions as well as moves from around the league.