Argos release CFL's top rusher

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Associated Press

Posted on August 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Updated Sunday, Aug 12 at 11:30 AM

TORONTO (AP) — CFL rushing leader Cory Boyd has been released by the Toronto Argonauts.

The Argos made the stunning announcement Sunday afternoon.

The 6-foot-1, 209-pound Boyd was the CFL's leading rusher this season with 447 yards and was averaging 5.5 yards per carry. Boyd also finished second overall in league rushing in each of the last two seasons.

But the Argos' offensive game plan this season changed under the direction of new head coach Scott Milanovich and veteran quarterback Ricky Ray, acquired in a huge offseason deal with the Edmonton Eskimos.

General manager Jim Barker said in a statement that Boyd's talents weren't an ideal fit in the Argos' new offense.

Boyd, who played at South Carolina, was in his third season with Toronto.

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