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Steve Slaton joins the Toronto Argonauts

Charles Clay, Steve Slaton, Jamaal Westerman, Shelly Lyons AP

The CFL has popped up on our radar a few times in recent weeks.

Wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is trying to keep his professional football career going in Montreal and he may be catching passes from former Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, who is trying to get his own pro career going after being ignored by the NFL last year. The Alouettes aren’t the only team adding familiar names to their roster, though.

The Edmonton Eskimos signed former West Virginia and Dolphins quarterback Pat White last month and now one of his former college teammates has also decided to try his luck in the land of poutine and Labatt’s.

The Toronto Argonauts have announced the signing of former Texans and Dolphins running back Steve Slaton. Slaton’s career started with a bang — 1,282 rushing yards and 10 total touchdowns as a rookie for the Texans in 2008, but lost his starting job the next year and it has been a while since we’ve seen Slaton on the field. He was let go by the Dolphins before the start of the 2012 season and wasn’t part of a team in 2013 either, leaving the 28-year-old with few options that didn’t include using his passport.

Slaton joins former Falcon Jerious Norwood in the backfield for the Argonauts.

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8 Responses to “Steve Slaton joins the Toronto Argonauts”
  1. rando74 says: Apr 24, 2014 10:59 AM

    Good for these guys. I love these stories. So they’re not on the NFL. Big deal. They’re getting paid to play ball. I made it to JC and that was it. I’d play in Guatemala if they’d let me. Enjoy it boys and save your money cause the ride don’t last forever.

  2. ramrene says: Apr 24, 2014 11:11 AM

    What a fall.

  3. fundamentals425 says: Apr 24, 2014 11:30 AM

    If he is healthy, that’s a pretty good backfield for the CFL. I always liked Norwood, seemed to run hard, but that’s why you see 2nd string backs “cause problems” by asking for trades.

  4. dalfanforever says: Apr 24, 2014 11:46 AM

    But hey, they’re working.

  5. ralphwilsonisrich says: Apr 24, 2014 11:56 AM

    Get Merriman now!

  6. phinsneverwin says: Apr 24, 2014 12:07 PM

    Maybe he will learn what the word “winning” means now that he doesn’t play for the dolphins

  7. chunkderrrty says: Apr 24, 2014 12:56 PM

    This guy helped me win my fantasy league his rookie season

  8. gmen32 says: Apr 24, 2014 7:52 PM

    The Toronto Argonauts-the oldest football franchise in North America and winner of the most Grey Cups. Slaton may notice that many people ignore the team in Toronto, but they are the only franchise that delivers championships to the city. ARRRRGOOOOOS!!!

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