Toronto Argonauts Slotback Andre Durie Hints at Retirement in Tweet

By Ralph, Dan | The Canadian Press, February 15, 2017 | Go to article overview

Toronto Argonauts Slotback Andre Durie Hints at Retirement in Tweet


Ralph, Dan, The Canadian Press


Durie strongly hints at CFL retirement

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TORONTO - It seems Andre Durie is calling it a career.

The Argonauts veteran slotback all but said he was done playing in a tweet addressed to Toronto fans Wednesday night. Durie became a CFL free agent Tuesday after registering 23 catches for 228 yards and one TD last season.

"Thank you for years of memories," Durie wrote. "Being able to represent my city and reach my community has been a blessing.

"You have watched me struggle and grow throughout my football career and supported me through it. Thank you for that!!"

Durie went on to thank his teammates "and brothers."

"I'd go under the knife and resurrect 1000x again (if that was physically possible) for ya cause that's what we do. Been a blast T.O. #Playmakers."

The five-foot-10, 195-pound Durie, a Mississauga, Ont., native, didn't immediately return a message from The Canadian Press seeking confirmation whether he was retiring or simply moving on to another team. However, an Argos official requesting anonymity said Durie didn't figure in the club's future plans.

Durie, 35, spent his entire 10-year CFL career with Toronto. He played professionally despite suffering a horrific knee injury while at York University that left doctors wondering if he'd ever walk normally again.

In the second game of the '05 season, Durie suffered nerve damage in his knee. He missed the remainder of that year and the 2006 campaign. Following a rigorous rehabilitation, Durie impressed Argos officials at an evaluation camp. He appeared in five games with the CFL club in '07. …

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