Sunday, June 02, 2013

Jordan Younger retiring from CFL; Cody Brown released

Former UConn defensive back Jordan Younger is retiring from the CFL according to a tweet by the Toronto Argonauts.

Jordan Younger has indicated he is going to retire." - GM Jim Barker during availability today was the tweet from the team's official site.

Younger was one of three players listed as "suspended" by Toronto on Sunday.

Younger played in the CFL for nine seasons including eight with the Argonauts. He had 40 tackles and five interceptions with Toronto during the 2012 season and finished his career with 408 tackles, 19 interceptions and four fumble recoveries. He was a member of Grey Cup winning teams in his first and last season with Toronto.

Also, former UConn defensive end Cody Brown was released by the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday less than three weeks after he was signed. Brown was taken by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft but injured his wrist during the preseason. He played in six preseason games with the Cardinals in 2009 and 2010 before getting released and never appeared in the regular-season NFL game despite getting into camp with the New York Jets and Detroit Lions. He was signed by Calgary in 2012 but was cut by the CFL team.

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