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Toronto Argonauts release veteran defensive linemen Oakman, Marion

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By Canadian Press

Jun 11, 2024 | 3:18 PM

TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts released defensive linemen Shawn Oakman and Benoit Marion on Tuesday.

The six-foot-nine, 287-pound Oakman was in fourth season with Toronto but didn’t play in the club’s season-opening 35-27 home win over the B.C. Lions on Sunday.

Oakman, 32, appeared in 45 regular-season games with Toronto, registering 90 tackles, 18 sacks and two forced fumbles. The Texan was a CFL all-star in 2021 and twice an East Division selection (2021-22).

Oakman was also a member of Toronto’s Grey Cup-winning squad in 2022. He had 27 tackles, six sacks and a forced fumble in 15 games last season, helping the Argos post a CFL-best 16-2 record.

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