Argos bring Waters back on the boat

The Argos have signed kicker/punter Swayze Waters to a one-year contract through the 2018 season.

“Swayze is a talented kicker with a proven track record in the CFL,” said Argos GM Jim Popp in a statement. “We’re happy to be able to bring him back to Toronto where he has a strong history.”

The 30-year-old returns to the Argos after playing 46 games with the club between 2012 and 2015. In four seasons with Toronto, Waters made 101-of-127 field goal attempts (79.5%) and was perfect on 98 one-point conversion attempts. Waters handled punting and kickoff duties for the team as well, punting 269 times for 12,607 yards (46.9 AVG) in his time with the team.

The 6-0, 185-pounder named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Special Teams Player in 2014 while also earning CFL and East Division All-Star honours. In 2012, Waters converted 7-of-8 postseason field goal attempts en route to becoming a 100th Grey Cup Champion with the Argos.

In 2017, Waters suited up in five games with the Edmonton Eskimos, converting 11-of-15 field goal attempts and 11-of-13 one-point conversions. In addition to the Argos and Eskimos, he has spent time with the BC Lions, Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders, and Detroit Lions.

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20 Comments on Argos bring Waters back on the boat

  1. Freelasagnahunter // February 14, 2018 at 10:27 am //

    Whats the salary. Kicker salaries are very important now and we should all know

  2. A talented, great-character guy. Good to have him back (Ronnie Pfeffer, I believe, is still on the roster – should be a good competition).

  3. The only problem is that he is not Canadian which plays with the starting lineups and leaves less flexability. I love Waters as a player though.

  4. My guess is that he gets free Tim Hortons. CFL can’t afford salaries.

    Need the NFL to start contributing funds and treating the CFL like the minors to try and boost viewership by way of injecting talent and money.

    • Lol … seriously dude ask your mama to pay more attention to you and let u out of the basement . You are a really weak troll … and here’s a thought .. get lost !

  5. No can do. I gotta do this all week. Have a bet at the office.

  6. Wow, you must be useless at work if your trolling all week.

  7. It’s hard to explain, but the reactions i receive on here, actually helps with the job and will help me win a bet. So in fact, i’m winning all around.
    With the bonus on ripping on this pathetic league.

    #WINNING

  8. Is that you Charlie Sheen?

  9. Jason Guilt

  10. Jason Guilt or Jason Gult? make up your mind..haha.

    You should lose the ‘office’ bet right there, can’t even spell your name correctly.

    This game is boring, enjoy the trolling.

  11. Let me just say, you’ll be back!

    they always are….

    Bye for now Steve.

    • Oh yeah, you’re”the boardroom guy” who knows “everything” abot the cfl but can’t actually demonstrate even a basic knowledge of pro football. Nice to have you back. Your click baits only help with the funding of this site. Much appreciated.

      • Jason Gult // February 14, 2018 at 3:21 pm //

        Then continue to thank me cause we are both winning!

        I guess the only loser in this whole scenario is the CFL.

  12. The Canadian ratio is a huge problem in the CFL that does not work in today’s highly competitive professional sports league and is old school and is killing our 3 down game! Ask yourself honestly these questions! Are there Canadian players now starting in the CFL that have no business being on a CFL field and are only there obviously because of their roster and starting spots are automatically handed to them because of their handcuffing, guaranteed Canadian starter ratio and huge unrealistic and unobtainable Canadian roster ratio? The honest answer is yes there are and too many! And are these same Canadian players on the O-Line and other starting guaranteed Canadian ratio positions grossly overpaid because of their Canadian passport and their controlling, handcuffing, dictating, guaranteed Canadian ratio, compared to American players who have to actually make a CFL roster and starting spot in the CFL? The honest answer again is yes there are and too many! The reality and real truth is if the CFL has any chance to grow their fan base and grow their brand of CFL 3 down football and want to be perceived as a real professional football league and respected and fully supported, they need to do what the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLS, and yes even MLS soccer are doing, and that’s to logically allow the CFL teams to recruit the best and most talented available players to start and play at every position for entire CFL game, without being controlled and handcuffed by the Canadian players and their basically Canadian player’s association and their controlling, dictating, guaranteed Canadian starter ratio and their huge guaranteed Canadian roster ratio. And if this doesn’t change then the CFL will continue to struggle and lose more fans and lose more viewers, and lose more season ticket holders and lose more revenue for the league and their owners. Bottom line! It’s about time the CFL and their fans decide who starts and plays in the CFL and at every starting position and who deserves to be on a CFL roster. Not the Canadian players and their basically Canadian player’s association, who aren’t even committed to the CFL Combine or or even committed to the so called CFL Canadian Draft or committed to even playing in the CFL. Because they are more interested in attending NFL camps and signing in the NFL and aren’t even committed to the Canadian ratio, when there aren’t near enough quality Canadian players out there to begin with to now nine CFL teams, not even close, who actually want to play in the CFL and not the NFL! The CFL needs to get with the times and be like every other professional sports league, including MLS soccer, if they have any chance to grow their brand of CFL 3 down football.

  13. I guess we’d need some objective analysis about whether Canadian talent needs the ratio to keep developing or not. Canadians seem to get on NFL rosters without ratios, Canadians play US College ball and USports quality is pretty good. Maybe something for the next collective agreement.

  14. Waters best years in the CFL were with Toronto. They were so good he got a contract from the Panthers to get a shot at the NFL. Hopefully lightning will strike twice. If he plays lights out his SALARY is irrelevant for those of you who want to know what it is.

  15. Ed. I have to disagree with your assessment of the CFL. You mention 4 leagues that allow the best players to be on
    their respective rosters while the CFL has a Canadian ratio. I ask but 1 question. What is the 1 big difference between these 5 leagues? The CFL is uniquely Canadian while the other 4 are North American. If you were to eliminate the ratio, coaches would load up on Americans. That way they wouldn’t have to worry about a player’s nationality.This would take the C out of the CFL. I for one am all for having my fellow Canadians play in the under appreciated and far too often criticized CFL.

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