MISSISAUGA – The Toronto Argonauts Football Club have released LB Ejiro Kuale following three seasons as a member of the Double Blue. Kuale appeared in fifty regular season games, four playoff games and a Grey Cup as a member of the Argonauts. He recorded 92 defensive tackles and 18 special teams tackles in his three seasons in Toronto.
Kuale’s best statistical season as a member of the Argos’ came in 2011 when he started fourteen regular season games in relief of MLB Jason Pottinger who missed a majority of the year recovering from a serious knee injury. Kuale recorded an impressive 53 defensive tackles and five special teams tackles during the 2011 campaign.
Kuale was also a member of the Argonauts’ most-recent 100th Grey Cup Championship team. He recorded 38 defensive tackles and one forced fumble during the 2012 season. Kuale served as a backup linebacker and special teams player for a majority of his three seasons in Toronto.
The Argonauts’ also announced the retirement of WR Danny Desriveaux. The 30-year old Laval, Quebec native spent five of his six CFL seasons as a member of the Montreal Alouettes where he captured back-to-back Grey Cup Championships in 2009 and 2010. Desriveaux recorded just one reception for four yards with the Boatmen during the 2012 regular season.
The six-year veteran took to twitter on Tuesday to comment on his decision to retire from professional football. “(It’s) time for me to move on to other things. This has been an incredible journey!” In a separate tweet, Desriveaux added: “(I’d) spend a lifetime thanking all the people who have made this possible.”
The Argos’ have also added K/P Anthony Alix and WR Anthony “AJ” Jackson to the roster.
– Daniele Franceschi –