TORONTO –The Toronto Argonauts Football Club is pleased to announce that national DB Shane Herbert has extended his contract through 2016, and international WR Diontae Spencer has signed on as a free agent.
Shane Herbert played in 13 games for the Argonauts in 2014. He set career-highs with two (2) fumble recoveries for 2 yards, one (1) forced fumble and 4 special teams tackles. The Ajax, Ontario native, who led Pickering High School three straight Metro Bowl game appearances, first joined the Double Blue during 2011 Training Camp. He returned to the team for 2013 but sustained a season-ending leg injury while playing in the regular season opener against Hamilton.
Herbert was a standout at the 2011 CFL Combine setting benchmarks in the 40-yard dash, broad jump and vertical jump. He played four seasons at Wilfrid Laurier University where he was a two-year starter as a junior and senior.
Diontae Spencer recently attended training camp with the St. Louis Rams (NFL) after a four-year career at McNeese State. As a senior, he caught 50 passes for 835 yards and nine (9) touchdowns. He also added three (3) touchdowns on both punt and kick returns.