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Toronto Argonauts S.J. Green (19) is seen being tackled by Edmonton Eskimos Maurice McKnight (40) during second half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on July 13, 2018.

JASON FRANSON/The Canadian Press

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.”

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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.

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