Derel Walker is in Toronto with the Argonauts hoping to secure a deal with the wide receiver Wednesday.
"Right now Derel Walker’s in town and he’s the No. 1 receiver in the CFL,” Argos GM Jim Popp told First Up on TSN 1050. “We hope we can secure that deal today.”
The 27-year-old Walker finished with 51 receptions for 875 yards and eight touchdowns for the Edmonton Eskimos last season in just 11 games. He was named a West Division All-Star for his efforts.
Walker has spent his entire CFL career with the Eskimos, and has 297 receptions for 4,208 yards and 26 touchdowns in 49 career regular season games.
The 2015 Most Outstanding Rookie is a two-time CFL All-Star and turned his stellar 2016 season (109 receptions for 1,589 yards and 10 touchdowns) into a contract with the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers.