December 18, 2015

Argos re-sign Bonner and Whonder, add Gallon


Receiver Jeremy Gallon played at Michigan and holds two Big Ten receiving records.

Toronto – The Toronto Argonauts announced today that the club has re-signed international DB Detrick Bonner and national LB Akeem Whonder, and  signed international WR Jeremy Gallon.

Bonner, a 6-1, 206-pound, native of McDonough, Georgia returns to Toronto after finishing the 2015 season on the Argonauts practice roster. He signed August 19 of this season and played in four games with the club. Prior to signing with the Argos, the Virgina Tech product attended rookie mini-camp with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. As a senior with the Hokies, Bonner registered 72 tackles, including 7.5 for a loss and 3.5 sacks, one interceptions, a forced fumble, two quarterback hurries and four pass breakups.

Whonder, a 5-11, 224-pound native of Mississauga, Ontario, returns to the Boatmen after spending 2015 training camp with the Club. He endured a season-ending knee injury during the team’s second pre-season game on June 18 versus Montreal. Prior to signing with Toronto ahead of the 2015 season, he spent the 2014 season on the Calgary Stampeders practice roster. In 37 games over five seasons at the University of Windsor, Whonder notched 175 defensive tackles, eight quarterback sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and an interception with the Lancers.

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Gallon, a 5-9, 187-pound native of Apopka, Florida, arrives in Toronto after spending time in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders and the New England Patriots. The Patriots chose him in the seventh round (244th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. The University of Michigan product finished his NCAA career with 173 receptions for 2,704 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns while adding 79 returns for a total of 661 yards over four seasons with the Wolverines. The 2013 second-team Big Ten selection set the Michigan record for receiving yards in a single season (1,373) and the Big Ten record for receiving yards in a single-game (369).