S.J. Green is getting a head start on CFL free agency.
The Toronto Argonauts granted the veteran American receiver’s request to be released Friday. He was scheduled to become a free agent Tuesday.
“He asked for his release to pursue other opportunities,” Argos GM Mike (Pinball) Clemons said in a statement. “We grant his request with a pint of sorrow and a gallon of gratitude, and a gentle reminder that the door is still open.”
Green, 34, spent three seasons with Toronto after being acquired from the Montreal Alouettes in April 2017. He was a 1,000-yard receiver throughout his Argos’ tenure and last year became the 18th player in CFL history to top 10,000 career yards.
The 6-foot-2, 217-pound Green’s best season with Toronto came in 2017 when he had 104 receptions for 1,462 yards and 10 TDs. He helped the Argos win a Grey Cup title that year.