Toronto Argonauts release quarterback Khalil Tate, sign two

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The Toronto Argonauts have released American quarterback Khalil Tate.

The six-foot, 216-pound passer attended the University of Arizona where he started one game as a true freshman in 2016. His best season came the following year when he started seven games, passing for 1,591 yards, 14 touchdowns, and nine interceptions while rushing 153 times for 1,411 yards and 12 touchdowns.

He finished his tenure with the Wildcats with 6,318 passing yards, 57 touchdowns, and 31 interceptions as well as 2,285 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns. He was credited with 32 starts and posted a 13-19 record.

The 23-year-old signed with the Philadelphia Eagles after going unselected in the 2020 NFL Draft and was converted to receiver. He was cut in July 2020 but was brought back for the 2021 season on a reserve/futures contract. The Eagles released him again this past June and remained a free agent until Monday.

Tate signed with the Edmonton Elks in January 2022 but was released as training camp opened in mid-May. He signed with the Argos in late July following the retirement of Austin Simmons.

Toronto also signed Canadian long snapper Max Latour and American defensive back Maurice Carnell IV.

Latour played six games for the Argos last season as well as the East Final after long snapper Jake Reinhart was lost for the year due to injury, recording one special teams tackle. The 29-year-old Sherbrooke product previously spent time with the Ottawa Redblacks in 2021 and played three games for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2019.

Carnell IV was in training camp with Toronto but missed time due to injury. He spent parts of the 2019 and 2021 seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, playing in one game in 2019 after a brief stint with the Argos the previous year.

The five-foot-ten, 180-pound cover man played 23 games at North Alabama University (2016-17), making 64 tackles, six interceptions, and 20 pass breakups. Prior to his time in Alabama, Carnell played two seasons (2014-15) at Grossmont College in California.