But the 26 year old native of Simi Valley, Calif., enjoyed a solid playoffs with Toronto, running for more than 100 yards in two of the club three post season contests. Kackert capped his season off in grand style, rushing for 133 yards while adding eight catches for 62 yards as the Argos beat Calgary 35 22 in the historic 100th Grey Cup game at Rogers Centre.
we like to have them both back and there have been offers made to them so we have to see. five foot eight, 201 pound Kackert began the season as a backup to Cory Boyd but was thrust into the starting lineup in August when the Argos surprisingly released Boyd, who was leading the CFL in rushing at the time. The rationale for the move was that Kackert was not only a more versatile offensive threat than Boyd but also a better blocker.
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to remain with the Argos, an important factor considering CFL teams all operate within a league mandated $4.35 million salary cap.
more than just rush the quarterback in defensive co ordinator Chris Jones scheme. Still, the 30 year old Foley was named the top Canadian in Toronto Grey Cup victory after registering four tackles and a sack against Calgary.
Argos general manager Jim Barker wants both players to help Toronto defend its crown and has made offers to them. But he says the ball is in their court now with the CFL free agent deadline of noon ET on Friday looming.
If Kackert signs with the Jets, it would be his second stint south of the border. After being bypassed in the 2010 NFL draft, he signed as a free agent with the Jacksonville Nike Lebron 13 Black And White Jaguars but was released prior to the start of the season. He eventually signed with Toronto in February 2011. Foley was the league top Canadian in 2009 with the Lions after registering 12 sacks.
TORONTO They were the Grey Cup MVP and the game top Canadian but the clock is ticking on whether running back Chad Kackert and defensive end Ricky Foley will re sign with the Toronto Argonauts or test the CFL free agent waters.
Kackert reportedly earned about $50,000 last season and is in line for a hefty raise. However, the New Hampshire grad has worked out for the New York Jets this off season and is reportedly close to reaching a deal with the NFL club.
Kackert finished the regular season rushing for 638 yards on 100 carries while scoring five TDs. He also added 23 catches for 212 yards.
Foley only had three sacks last year, in large part because he was required to do Nike Zoom Winflo 3 Review
Toronto front seven will sport a much different look in 2013, with or without Foley.
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Defensive tackle Armond Armstead, a CFL all star last season, recently signed with the NFL New England Patriots while nose tackle Adriano Belli who came out of retirement to rejoin the Argos last October has retired once again. As well, veteran defensive end Ronald Flemons and linebacker Ejiro Kuale were both released.
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