July 30, 2021

Argos add pair and announce final training camp moves

TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts announced today the team has signed American LB Vontae Diggs and American WR Cam Phillips.

Diggs, 25, was Edmonton’s nominee for Most Outstanding Rookie in 2019 after tallying 73 defensive tackles, 11 special teams tackles, two sacks, one interception and one forced fumble in 18 games for the Elks. The 6-3, 230lb LB spent time with the Washington Football Team of the NFL in 2018 after four seasons at The University of Connecticut (2014-2017). The former Huskie recorded 183 tackles, three forced fumbles and one sack in 46 games played.

Phillips, 25, most recently spent time with Hamilton during the team’s 2021 training camp and the Carolina Panthers in 2020. The 6-0, 202lb WR was the XFL’s receiving yards leader after catching 31 balls for 455 yards and nine touchdowns in five games for the Houston Roughnecks. The North Carolina native played two games for the Buffalo Bills in 2018 catching one pass for nine yards. The former Virginia Tech Hokie spent four seasons at the ACC school (2014-2017) and hauled in 236 passes for 3,027 yards and 17 touchdowns in 52 games. Phillips was named First Team All-ACC in 2017 and MVP of the Belk Bowl in 2016.


The team also announced the following transactions:


  • Canadian OL Maurice Simba
  • Canadian OL Ben Koczwara
  • American WR Rodney Smith
  • American DL Jhaustin Thomas
  • American DL Rickey Neal
  • American DB Tarvarus McFadden
  • American LB Jordan Moore
  • American QB Kelly Bryant


  • American OL Jalen Burks

Disabled List:

  • American DL Eli Harold

Practice Roster:

  • Canadian LB Eric Mezzalira
  • Canadian OL Theren Churchill
  • Canadian WR Tommy Nield
  • Canadian DL Sam Acheampong
  • American WR Dres Anderson
  • American WR Damion Jeanpiere
  • American RB D.J. Foster
  • American LB Eli Mencer
  • American DB Jamal Peters
  • American LB Reshard Cliett
  • Global K Toshiki Sato
  • Global DB Tigie Sankoh
  • American LB Travis Feeney*
  • American DL Julian McCleod*
  • American OL Brandon Smith*
  • American WR Chandler Worthy*
  • Global RB Asnnel Robo*