February 13, 2013
CFL free-for-all about to begin
Argos expected to take a run at signing Brandon Whitaker
By FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

Multi-purpose tailback Brandon Whitaker missed most of last season with an injured knee but is healed now and could very well wind up in the Argos' double blue as a free-agent signing. (MARIE-CLAUDE FOREST/QMI AGENCY)

As the CFL’s free-agent window draws nearer, there’s no shortage of possibilities on who will land where, which team will dip its hands in the pool, which player will ultimately end up with the biggest payoff.

It’s a game that plays out annually, a team hoping to address a need, a player trying to cash in on a career season.

No matter what unfolds, no one will be better off more than Armond Armstead, the classy kid from California who made such an impression on Toronto’s defensive line that he drew enough interest down south prompting the New England Patriots to sign him.

The NFL landscape has changed in the wake of a new collective bargaining agreement, but Armstead nonetheless will be paid handsomely.

Armstead reached out to the Argos and their fans by posting a video, basically thanking the club, the city and its fan base.

He’s expected to be in Toronto when the Argos gather for their ring presentation later in the year.



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