The Toronto Argonauts have added three players to their roster, including undrafted National defensive back Jonathan Edouard.
A native of Orlando, Florida, Edouard counts as a Canadian after playing the three seasons of his college career at Carleton University. He quickly established himself as one of the best cover corners in U Sports, recording 55 tackles, three interceptions, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in 15 games while being named a second-team OUA All-Star in 2018.
Prior to Carleton, the five-foot-11, 185-pound defender attended Henderson State. He racked up 69 tackles, 2.5 for loss, two interceptions and one fumble recovery in 32 games with the Reddies before transferring north of the border.
Edouard attended the CFL Eastern Regional Combine in 2022 and tested out as one of the fastest players in this year’s draft class, blazing a 4.58-second forty-yard dash and 6.82-second three-cone. However, the nationalized corner ultimately went unselected on draft day.
Additionally, the Argos have signed a pair of true Americans in receiver Cyrus Holder and defensive tackle Jared Brinkman.
Holder began his career at St. Francis University, notching 62 receptions for 1,150 yards and nine touchdowns in two seasons. He later transferred to Duquesne for his final two years and was twice awarded all-conference honours, catching 60 passes for 1,120 yards and 13 touchdowns in 15 games. The six-foot-four, 205-pound target was briefly signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent this offseason but was released prior to training camp.
Brinkman played 55 games over five seasons at the University of Northern Iowa, twice being named the Missouri Valley Defensive Player of the Year. The six-foot-two, 290-pound pass rusher racked up 209 tackles, 39.5 for loss, 18.5 sacks, six fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles over that span, earning him a rookie minicamp with the New York Jets this year.
In a corresponding move, the team has also released Canadian fullback Joe Carbone and American running back Adam Cofield.
Toronto (8-5) is scheduled to take on the Calgary Stampeders (9-5) on Saturday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. EDT.