Argos extend Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman winner Dejon Allen, one other

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The Toronto Argonauts have extended American offensive lineman Dejon Allen.

The 29-year-old was previously under contract through 2024. According to 3DownNation‘s John Hodge, he will now earn $210,000 in hard money for the 2025 season, with $75,000 fully guaranteed.

Allen started 16 games for the Argos at right tackle last season, surrendering just 11 pressures and two sacks according to ProFootballFocus. He was named a CFL all-star and won the league’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman award.

The Argonauts allowed a league-low 19 sacks in 2023 thanks in part to Allen’s strong play, including eight full-game clean sheets. The Toronto offensive line also paved the way for a 1,000-yard season from running back A.J. Ouellette, resulting in 7.3 yards per play and 591 total offensive points.

The product of the University of Hawaii first joined the Argonauts in 2021, earning East Division all-star honours in each of the past two seasons. He has appeared in 46 games for the Boatmen, winning 44.

The Argos also announced an extension for American running back Deonta McMahon.

The 24-year-old played seven games for the Argos last season, recording 38 carries for 134 yards and three touchdowns while adding 10 receptions for 64 yards. The five-foot-nine, 185-pound tailback is expected to compete for playing time in 2024 with free agent signee Ka’Deem Carey and Canadian youngster Daniel Adeboboye, who also recently signed an extension.

Collegiately, McMahon played three seasons at McNeese State, rushing for 2,155 yards and 21 touchdowns in 27 games while catching 57 passes for 519 yards and another two majors. As a senior in 2022, he was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year and first-team All-Southland, building off a second-team selection from 2021.

The Frostproof, Fla. native began his career Butte College, where he was named a Junior College All-American after rushing for 1,214 yards and 15 touchdowns as a freshman.

Toronto will open their 2024 regular season on Sunday, June 9 when they host the B.C. Lions at BMO Field.