The Argos released linebacker Ejiro Kuale on Tuesday. (REUTERS)
TORONTO - The Argonauts have an opening for a motivational speaker.
The Grey Cup champions announced on Tuesday they released defensive end Ejiro Kuale, whose fiery pre-game speeches were the last thing his teammates would hear before they charged out of the locker room for games.
Kuale was headed for free agency in February, but requested an early release. It’s thought the 29-year-old, who came to the Argos as a linebacker in 2010, will pursue National Football League tryout opportunities before free agency kicks in. In 50 games with the Argos during three seasons, Kuale made 92 defensive tackles and 18 special teams tackles.
In training camp prior to the 2012 season, Kuale, who had previous stints with the Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints, indicated he eventually wanted another shot at the NFL.
The Argos also added kicker/punter Anthony Alix and wide receiver Anthony Jackson to the roster. Wide receiver Danny Desriveaux has retired.