Argos release St. John

TERRY KOSHAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 2:11 PM ET

The Argonauts have cut ties with another of their long-serving players.

The Argos announced on Monday that they have released offensive guard Jude St. John, as well as offensive tackle Jerome Davis.

St. John, in 11 seasons with the Argos, played 181 games, seventh-most in club history and third-most by a lineman. St. John, 37, also was an East Division all-star in 2001, 2005 and 2006. In 2007, St. John was nominated as an all-time Argo at offensive guard.

Davis played 43 games with the Argos during three seasons.

St. John, who played hurt through much of last season, had wanted to return to Toronto for the 2009 season. On Friday, the Argos released linebacker Mike O'Shea, while centre Chad Folk and safety Chris Hardy retired.

"We would like to thank Jude for all of his years of service and appreciate his contributions over the years," Argos GM Adam Rita said in a statement. "Jerome has been a warrior, and like Jude, has played through injuries and given us all he could. We wish both Jude and Jerome the best of luck in the future."


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