TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts announced today that the club has signed three international players to their roster: defensive back Manuel Asprilla, defensive lineman Paul Hazel and receiver Da’Rick Rogers.
Asprilla, a 5-11, 183-pound native of Cambridge, Massachusetts notched 201 tackles, 15 tackles for a loss, one sack, four interceptions, two forced fumbles and 27 pass breakups in 46 games over four seasons at Boston College. He attended training camp with the NFL’s San Diego Chargers before spending last fall with the Brooklyn Bolts of the Fall Experimental Football League.
Hazel, a 6-5, 227-pound native of Miami, Florida, had stints with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns and New York Giants over the last three seasons. The product of Western Michigan compiled 104 tackles (55 solo, 49 assisted), 24 tackles for a loss, 17.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, six pass breakups and one blocked kick in four seasons with the Broncos.
Rogers, a 6-3, 217-pound native of Atlanta, Georgia split his collegiate career between Tennessee Tech and the University of Tennessee, registering a total of 139 receptions for 2,100 yards and 21 touchdowns while rushing 20 times for 154 yards. He spent time with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs over the last three seasons.