Argos sign Hamilton

TERRY KOSHAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:03 AM ET

The Argonauts landed a big body for their receiving corps yesterday, signing import Derrick Hamilton.

A former third-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers, the 6-foot-4, 207-pound Hamilton most recently was with the Denver Broncos.

Since being drafted by the 49ers in 2004, Hamilton signed with various NFL clubs, but his actual experience was limited to just two games in 2004 with the 49ers.

With receiver P.K. Sam gone -- the Argos lost him this week when he signed with the Buffalo Bills -- Hamilton should get a long look in training camp.

And the Argos might have an interest in non-import linebacker Agustin Barrenechea, who was released yesterday by the Edmonton Eskimos. Barrenechea started all 18 games at middle linebacker last season and had a team-high 68 tackles.

Argos linebacker Mike O'Shea could retire, which would open the door for Barrenechea. Even if O'Shea does not retire, Barrenechea might be an option for Toronto.


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