Argos sign former Rider training camp darling Jake Herslow

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The Toronto Argonauts have signed former Saskatchewan Roughriders receiver Jake Herslow to their practice roster.

Herslow attended training camp with the Riders in 2023 and drew rave reviews from onlookers, but suffered a knee injury before taking part in preseason action. He was released to create roster space and brought back following his recovery two months later, but lasted just a month on the team’s practice roster.

The six-foot, 185-pound pass catcher played one season after walking on at the University of Houston in 2021. He caught 35 passes for 480 yards and five touchdowns in 14 games — good enough for third on the team — while notching two tackles.

Before joining the Cougars, Herslow played 30 games over four seasons at Old Dominion University. He registered 11 receptions for 109 yards over that span while making 15 special teams tackles.

Herslow went unselected in the 2022 NFL Draft and signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent, attending rookie minicamp with the team. He was later under contract with the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks, but was released before the start of their season.

The Toronto Argonauts (1-0) return to action on Saturday, June 22 when they host the Edmonton Elks (0-1) at BMO Field at 7:00 p.m. EDT.