Argos land Mann from Ticats
By MIKE GATNER, QMI Agency
|Maurice Mann carries the ball against the Alouettes in Hamilton, Ont., Oct. 22, 2010. (STAN BEHAL/QMI Agency)
TORONTO - The Toronto Argonauts took a step towards fixing one of their biggest problems.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats just might have done the same thing.
The two teams agreed to a deal on Tuesday that will send five-year CFL veteran receiver Maurice Mann to Toronto in exchange for defensive back Dee Webb and a conditional pick in the 2013 CFL draft.
Mannís season got off to a blazing start with the Ticats before a freak accident where he got clipped by a closing door and a subsquent infection cost him eight weeks of the season.
Since his return Mann has become a forgotten man with Chris Williams, Marcus Thigpen and Dave Stala getting the majority of Kevin Glennís attention.
The Ticats have a wealth of receiving talent but have struggled in the secondary. Webb will give the Tabbies another option.
In Mann gets a 29-year-old receiver whose best season came in 2009 with Edmonton when he hauled in 73 passes for 917 yards and six touchdowns.
But Mann has the ability to be the kind of go-to receiver the Argos have been searching for throughout the 2011 season.