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Argonauts sign former All-Star RB Carey; keep DL Oakman

Calgary Stampeders Ka'Deem Carey - The Canadian Press

The Toronto Argonauts have signed American running back Ka'Deem Carey, the team announced on Wednesday. The one time CFL All-Star (2022) and two-time West All-Star (2021, 2022) spent the first four years of his career with the Calgary Stampeders.

The 31-year-old rushed for 476 yards on 89 carries and added 21 receptions for 158 yards in nine games with the Stampeders last season.

Carey led the CFL in both rushing with 1,088 yards and touchdowns with 10 in 2021, adding 28 catches for 248 yards in 14 games. The Arizona native finished second in the league in rushing (869) and touchdowns (7) when he was named a West All-Star in 2021.

Carey has recorded 2,855 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns with 90 receptions for 732 receiving yards and one score in 44 career CFL games.

The 5-foot-9, 206 pound running back spent three seasons with the NFL's Chicago Bears after being drafted by the team in the 2014 NFL Draft, recording 443 rushing yards and two touchdowns in 37 games. He would go on to sign with the Stamps near the end of the 2018 CFL season. He was a part of the roster, but did not play, when the team won the 106th Grey Cup.

Oakman staying put

TSN's Dave Naylor also reports that defensive lineman Shawn Oakman is returning to the Argonauts. 

Oakman, 31, joined the team in 2021 and won a Grey Cup in 2022.

Last season, he had 27 defensive tackles and six sacks in 15 games. 

Argos also add American DL Hamilton

The Argos announced on Wednesday that they have also reached an agreement with American defensive lineman LaDarius Hamilton. 

Hamilton, 26, spent time with the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL last season after spending the previous two years with the Green Bay Packers. Hamilton played nine NFL games with Green Bay, where he recorded four tackles. 

He also spent time with the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the outset of his NFL career.