September 10, 2017

Argos sign pair of veteran defensive backs

Mitchell White (21) during the 104th Grey Cup game at BMO Field in Toronto, ON. Sunday, November 27, 2016. (Photo: Johany Jutras)

The Toronto Argonauts announced Sunday that the team has added international defensive back Mitchell White and Canadian defensive back Anthony Coady to the practice roster.

White, a 5-11, 185-pound native of Livonia, Michigan, has played in 42 career CFL games split between Montreal and Ottawa. In 14 starts with the Redblacks in 2016, the Michigan State product tallied a career-high 38 defensive tackles and four interceptions. He played in both of the Redblacks 2016 playoff games, tallying a total of eight defensive tackles, including three in the team’s Grey Cup win.

White most recently spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles, who signed him on January 7 and released him on August 13. In Toronto, he’ll be reunited with General Manager Jim Popp who signed him to his first CFL contract in October 2013.

Coady, a 5-10, 190-pound native of Montreal, Quebec, was selected by the Montreal Alouettes in the seventh round (57th overall) of the 2015 CFL Draft. In 18 career games for the Als, The University of Montreal product posted five defensive tackles and seven special teams tackles. In 34 games with the Carabins, the 2014 Vanier Cup Champion produced 70 tackles, 11 interceptions, four sacks, two forced fumbles and three pass breakups.