Robede Released

http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=369677

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- The Toronto Argonauts have released non-import defensive tackle Miguel Robede, the club announced Wednesday.

The first overall pick in the 2005 CFL draft, Robede was acquired by Toronto from the Calgary Stampeders in an off-season trade. It was hoped the Val d'Ore, Que., native could help replace the retired Adriano Belli on the Argonauts defensive line.

The six-foot-four, 278-pound Robede suffered a concussion last October and didn't see action the rest of the regular season or the playoffs.

Robede, who turns 30 later this month, played with the Miami Hurricanes in the NCAA before starring for the Laval Rouge et Or in Canadian university football.

The Argos also made another move Wednesday, releasing import defensive back Michael Grant.


Interesting release from the Argos. Traded for him and then released him.

Interesting that he's been released along with P.K. Sam the other day; so that was a complete failure of a trade for the Argos. If management decisions like that are any indication for whats to come from the team this year - it should be a good one! HAHAHAHA! Nobody Blows like the Ags!

After releasing both of the players they acquired in the trade that sent Reggie McNeal and Adrian Davis to Calgary, it might seem like the blue team lost this trade. But the Stamps might not have much use for McNeal, and they may cut him. And Davis is likely to just be a depth guy in Calgary, as was said in this article: http://www.torontosun.com/2011/06/23/st ... ckle-trade

The Stamps appeared to have won this trade. It wasn't a big win, but a win nonetheless.

And it seems odd that they'd release Robede. After the retirement of Belli, I thought they needed him to take his place as a non-import DT. Maybe his concussion last year had something to do with his release.

As for bringing him to Hamilton, it would seem to make sense with Kirk being out. But it looks like that might not happen, according to this: http://scratchingpost.thespec.com/2011/ ... -next.html

But despite the fact that Robede played for Ticat defensive coordinator Corey Chamblin when the two were in Calgary, multiple sources have told me Robede won't land in Hamilton. The team has either decided that Eddie Steele and Maurice Forbes can hold the fort until Matt Kirk returns of they will go with another American on the line (and therefore a Canadian at safety.) I'm guessing it's the former.
That is interesting. I didn't hear anything good about the performances of Steele and Forbes in the preseason. I hope Drew's guess is accurate.

Steve Milton said that Steele played well against Toronto. I believe it was in this video:

[url=http://scratchingpost.thespec.com/2011/06/the-phrase-meaningful-pre-season-game-is-a-football-oxymoron-and-yet-wednesday-nights-match-up-between-the-ticats-and.html]http://scratchingpost.thespec.com/2011/ ... s-and.html[/url]

I see.

That was a video I didn't see, but I should have seen it, as Milton does make good points.

About a minute into it, good things were said about Steele by Milton. But more importantly, Drew said Bellefeuille said Steele did well. And he is getting experience against starters on other teams, isn't he?

Anyway, Barker said he decided not to have a Canadian nose guard and wanted Robede to get a chance somewhere else in this video: http://watch.tsn.ca/featured/#clip489216