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Argos Acquire QB James Franklin in Trade with Esks

December 14, 2017 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Toronto Argonauts News Release

TORONTO - The Toronto Argonauts announced Monday that the team has acquired quarterback James Franklin and a third-round selection in the 2018 CFL Draft from the Edmonton Eskimos in exchange for Canadian offensive lineman Mason Woods.

Franklin, a 6-2, 225-pound native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has dressed for 52 games in three years with the Eskimos. In 12 appearances, the University of Missouri product has completed 116-of-176 pass attempts for 1,449 yards, 12 touchdowns and just one interception while rushing for 145 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries.

In his lone career start, a Week 20 showdown with the Argos in 2016, the 26-year old pivot completed 18-of-23 attempts for 335 yards and four touchdowns.


Jamie Dykstra

Senior Director, Communications & Content

Toronto Argonauts Football Club

Phone: 416-341-2728

Mobile: 647-400-6235

Jacob Dearlove

Manager, Communications & Content

Toronto Argonauts Football Club

Mobile: 905-379-9775

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