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Toronto Argonauts slot back Brandon Rideau is tackled by B.C. Lions defender Ryan Phillips (R)during the first half of their CFL football game in Toronto September 2, 2011. (MIKE CASSESE/REUTERS)
Toronto Argonauts slot back Brandon Rideau is tackled by B.C. Lions defender Ryan Phillips (R)during the first half of their CFL football game in Toronto September 2, 2011. (MIKE CASSESE/REUTERS)

Argos release Brandon Rideau Add to ...

The Toronto Argonauts have made another move toward changing the look of its receiving corps, releasing Brandon Rideau.

The import receiver signed with the Double Blue prior to the 2010 training camp and played in 26 games, with 22 starts, over two seasons. During his two seasons in the NFL, he caught 67 passes for 994 yards and six touchdowns.

The 29-year-old, 6-foot-4, 211-pound receiver seemed like he was off to a great start this past season, impressing the Argos in the preseason, and then having a career performance versus the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in August, when he caught six passes for 147 yards, scored two touchdowns, and was the CFL Offensive Player of the Week. But his production dropped off later in the season.

The Argos began changing its receiving group in the late stages of the 2011 season last month, acquiring veteran pass-catcher Maurice Mann in a trade with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Improving the targets for quarterback Steven Jyles is a high priority for the Argos before next season.

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