Swayze Waters re-signs with Argonauts for 2 years

The Toronto Argonauts re-signed kicker/punter Swayze Waters to a two-year contract on Wednesday. Waters became a free agent on Tuesday.

CFL team cuts fellow kicker/punter Prefontaine

The Argonauts on Tuesday announced the re-signing of free agent Swayze Waters, right, to a two-year contract, while giving fellow kicker/punter Noel Prefontaine, left, his walking papers. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

The Toronto Argonauts re-signed kicker/punter Swayze Waters to a two-year contract on Wednesday.

Waters, who became a free agent on Tuesday, elected to stay with the team he has been a part of since the 2012 season.

The club also announced the release of veteran kicker/punter Noel Prefontaine.

The 26-year-old Waters won the Grey Cup with Toronto in 2012, connecting on 32 of 43 field-goal attempts.

"We believe Swayze Waters has arguably the strongest leg in the CFL," Argonauts general manager Jim Barker said in a statement. "He has been a reliable player for our team and is a proven competitor."

A native of Jackson, Miss., Waters was hurt in the 2013 home opener but returned later in the season to go 18 for 25 on field-goal attempts, including a long of 50 yards.

"I am extremely happy to be staying in the Argonaut family," said Waters. "The team, fans and city have made this place feel like home and I am grateful."

Prior to joining the Argos, Waters spent time in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions.

A 16-year CFL veteran, Prefontaine spent parts of 14 seasons with Toronto. The 40-year-old from Camp Pendleton, Calif., was 15 of 24 last season on field-goal attempts for the Argonauts in Swayze's absence.


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