LB Jones Signed as Gledhill Released
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Following the Double Blue game, the Argos made an addition to their linebacking corps, signing American Jonathan Jones out of Toledo, and released Canadian WR Matt Gledhill in a corresponding move.
Jones is a real player who spent his first three season at Notre Dame before transferring to Toledo where he saw a significant increase in playing time. This past season, Jones was one of the defensive leaders for the Rockets.
He’s a disciplined defender with good straight-line speed for his size, plays well against the run, and has good instincts in coverage.
At 5’11”, 230lbs, Jones is built like Henoc Muamba, and profiles best in the middle. As an American, ideally he’d be able to play Will, but he may not have the mobility for the position given the larger playing surface.
With Canadian LB Jack Cassar nursing an injury, Toronto suddenly finds themselves thin at that spot behind Muamba and may not be able to keep it a Canadian position.
The Argos signed Matt Gledhill just over a month ago after he jumped right out of the gym at the Eastern Regional Combine. He looked to have added some good weight in training camp, but it ultimately turned into a numbers game for him. In a battle with similarly sized and skilled Canadian receivers Sam Baker and Tommy Nield, Gledhill simply didn’t show enough to win the job over those two draft selections.