The Toronto Argonauts have officially re-signed veteran receiver Markeith Ambles while also signing American receivers Tanner Gentry and B.J. Byrd.
3DownNation‘s Justin Dunk first reported the Ambles signing on Sunday.
The 31-year-old Ambles set career highs across the board in his first season with Toronto, catching 72 passes for 737 yards and five touchdowns. The McDonough, Georgia native spent his previous three CFL seasons with Calgary where he hauled in 117 passes for 1,399 yards with seven touchdowns while being a member of the team’s 2018 Grey Cup-winning roster.
Gentry spent 2021 and 2022 with the Buffalo Bills, playing in three games for the team in 2022. The six-foot-two, 209-pound target was originally signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted NFL free agent in May of 2017 and would go on to play four games that season, catching three passes for 35 yards before being waved in August 2019.
The 28-year-old native of Aurora, Colo. played four seasons at the University of Wyoming and caught 180 passes for 2,815 yards and 20 touchdowns in 42 games. His best season came as a senior when he made 72 catches for 1,326 yards and 14 touchdowns and was named second-team All-Conference.
Byrd was most recently with the Houston Roughnecks in the XFL in 2022 after being drafted by the club last November. The six-foot, 190-pounder played two seasons at Morehead State University where he was the conference’s offensive player of the year in his final season after posting 90 receptions for 1,313 yards and 13 touchdowns, all single-season records for the Eagles.
The 23-year-old’s first season with the Eagles saw the Richmond, California native lead the conference in kickoff returns touchdowns, receiving touchdowns and total touchdowns, while also catching 31 passes for 467 yards in a shortened seven-game season. Byrd spent time at Jacksonville University before attending Morehead State.