Dwight Anderson, Jeremiah Johnson among trio of Argos cut

The Toronto Argonauts released veteran cornerback Dwight Anderson on Tuesday after seven games. Running back Jeremiah Johnson and receiver Terrell Sinkfield were also released.

Toronto visits Tiger-Cats for Labour Day Classic on Monday

Dwight Anderson, left, was one of three players released by the Argonauts on Tuesday. The eight-year veteran had 27 tackles and three quarterback sacks in seven games following a trade from Saskatchewan. Running back Jeremiah Johnson and receiver Terrell Sinkfield were the other players cut. (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press)

Dwight Anderson's stay with the Toronto Argonauts was a short one.

The Argos released the veteran cornerback Tuesday after just seven games. Running back Jeremiah Johnson and receiver Terrell Sinkfield were also let go.

Toronto acquired Anderson, 33, from the Saskatchewan Roughriders on July 7. The eight-year veteran had 27 tackles, three sacks and two tackles for a loss with the Argos.

Anderson helped Saskatchewan win the Grey Cup last season.

Sinkfield signed as a free agent with Toronto in March. He appeared in five games, recording seven catches for 90 yards and a TD. He also had one rushing attempt for six yards, r11 kickoff returns for 240 yards and a punt return for nine yards.

Johnson signed with Toronto as a free agent in January. He played in five games, rushing for 110 yards on 21 carries. He also added 15 catches for 112 yards with one touchdown.

Owens unlikely for Labour Day 

Toronto (3-6) is scheduled to face the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1-6) in the first game at Tim Hortons Field on Monday.

The Argonauts don't expect to have veteran receiver/kick-returner Chad Owens in the lineup.

Owens suffered a leg injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 41-27 road loss in Edmonton.

Argos head coach Scott Milanovich said while Owens' injury doesn't appear to be serious, it will likely force him to miss Monday's contest.

Owens returned to Toronto's lineup Sunday after missing four games with a foot injury.


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