NFL teams eye Argonauts tackle Armond Armstead
Toronto, ON, Canada (4E Sports) – Another Canadian Football League (CFL) standout could make a move to the NFL as several teams expressed interest in acquiring the services of Toronto Argonauts defensive tackle Armond Armstead.
The 6-5, 300-pound Armstead recently visited the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles and Colts. He is also scheduled to make more visits this week before deciding where to sign.
In Armstead, an NFL team will be getting the equivalent of a high draft pick months before the April draft.
The 22-year-old Armstead suffered a heart attack while he was playing for USC. The incident became a subject of a lawsuit against the school in which the linebacker claims the attack was brought on by painkillers.
Armstead saw action for USC from 2008 to 2010, starting 17 games and recording 59 tackles. He did not suit up for the Trojans in 2011 because he was not medically cleared for competition and then went undrafted in the 2012 NFL draft.
Then, Armstead went to Canada to prove he was healthy enough to play football again after suffering a heart attack.
This season, Armstead had six sacks and helped the Argonauts win the Grey Cup. Toronto released him earlier this month, reportedly so he could pursue a spot in the NFL.