Argonauts re-sign LB Pile
Mississauga, ON (Sports Network) - The Toronto Argonauts re-signed linebacker Willie Pile on Friday through the 2013 season.
"We are excited Willie has decided to continue playing and will be back in the Double Blue," said Argonauts general manager Jim Barker. "He is a great team leader and he was highly productive last season. Willie has been an Argo since he entered the CFL and is dedicated to the Toronto community. He provides a great example to our younger players of how to be a true professional."
Pile played in 88 of a possible 90 regular season games over his five-year career with the Argos and has been the team's defensive captain for the past two years. He was also named an East Division All-Star at safety in 2010.
"Toronto has become my second home and I can't wait to see our fans and compete to bring them many wins this season," remarked Pile. "With Chris Jones' track record coaching defenses, I'm confident we can be both productive and dominant as a unit."
Pile signed with the Argonauts in 2007 and has racked up 441 tackles on defense and special teams, 12 interceptions and 12 sacks.
02/17 18:02:46 ET