TWO-TIME CFL ALL-STAR BEAR WOODS SIGNS WITH ARGOS

TWO-TIME CFL ALL-STAR BEAR WOODS SIGNS WITH ARGOS

TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts announced today that the club has signed international linebacker Bear Woods. 

Woods, a 6-0, 245-pound, native of Macclenny, Florida, signed with Toronto after being released by the Montreal Alouettes earlier in training camp. The two-time CFL and East Division All-Star notched 232 defensive tackles, 15 special teams tackles, 12 sacks, six forced fumbles and three interceptions in 40 regular season games over six seasons with the Als.

In 2016, the Troy product ranked second in the CFL and led the East Division for the second time in his career with 126 tackles, five sacks, three forced fumbles and two interceptions en route to being crowned the East Division’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player for the second time in his career.

Woods will be present but will not dress for the Argonauts pre-season opener vs. the Montreal Alouettes on Thursday night at BMO Field. He will be available to the media prior to tomorrow night's game in the Argonauts Press Conference Room (enter through Gate 2 at BMO Field) at approximately 6 pm. The two-time CFL All-Star will don his notorious number 48 with the Double Blue while defensive end Evan Foster's jersey number will change to 43. 

The Argonauts also announced that international offensive lineman Jay Guillermo has retired. 

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