October 6, 2016

Argos add four to practice roster

Aug 15, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joseph Morgan (13) catches a pass over Tennessee Titans cornerback Coty Sensabaugh (24) during second quarter of a preseason game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Argonauts announced today that the team has signed four international players to the team’s practice roster, including linebacker Jimmy Hall, and wide receivers Chuck Jacobs, Jameon Lewis and Joseph Morgan.

Hall, a 6-1, 228-pound native of Toledo, Ohio, was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Oakland Raiders in 2015, following a five-year college career at Northwestern. In 44 games for the Wildcats, the Academic All-Big Ten honouree registered 102 total tackles (67solo, 35 assisted), six tackles for a loss, three interceptions, eight pass deflections, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries.


Jacobs, a 6-0, 178-pound native of Richmond, California, spent parts of the last four seasons with the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. In 26 games at Utah State, the Laney College transfer recorded 61 receptions for 826 receiving yards and seven touchdown receptions, adding 1,020 kick returns yards on 42 returns en route to being named Honourable Mention All-WAC in 2012.

Lewis, a 5-8, 170-pound native of Tylertown, Mississippi, finished his college career at Mississippi State ranked ninth in school history with 3,325 all-purpose yards. In 49 games across five campaigns with the Bulldogs, he totaled¬†17 touchdowns, including eight receiving, four rushing, four passing and one kick return major. The 2011 All-SEC Freshman nominee owns the Bulldogs’ single-game receiving record with 220 yards against Rice in the 2013 Liberty Bowl, earning offensive player of the game honours while also setting the Liberty Bowl single-game receiving record.


Morgan, a 6-1, 189-pound native of Canton, Ohio, spent the majority of the last five seasons with the New Orleans Saints along with a brief stint on the Baltimore Ravens roster in 2015. In 19 career games with the Saints, the Walsh University product racked up 14 receptions for 471 yards and three touchdowns, adding one carry for 67 rushing yards. In two seasons at Walsh University, the transfer from Illinois recorded 1,317 receiving yards and nine touchdowns on 79 receptions, leading the team in all receiving categories as a senior in 2013.