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October 11, 2011

ARGOS TRADE FOR MAURICE MANN

ARGONAUTS.CA STAFF

MISSISSAUGA – Just in time for the CFL trade deadline, the Toronto Argonauts Football Club has acquired import WR Maurice ‘Mo’ Mann in exchange for import DB Dee Webb along with a conditional pick in the 2013 CFL Canadian Draft.

Commented Argonauts GM & Head Coach, Jim Barker, “Maurice Mann is a good player who has five years of CFL experience. We are still looking to upgrade our receiving corps and we believe that he has the ability to helps us do that. Making this trade now, allows us to see him play and allows him to integrate himself within our system.  Dee Webb is a good, young player who can play in this league. This is a case where sometimes you have to give up good players to get good players.”

Mann is a CFL veteran who has 36 regular season games and 3 playoff games of experience. He comes to Toronto with 201 career catches for 2,577 yards and 17 touchdowns. He first joined the league when he signed with Edmonton as a free agent in 2007. He enjoyed his most successful season statistically in 2009 when he caught 73 passes for 917 yards and 6 touchdowns.

Mann, who played two seasons at the University of Nevada, was a fifth round draft pick of the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals in 2004. He’s also spent time with the Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins.