TORONTO -- The Toronto Argonauts announced Sunday that running back Cory Boyd has been released.
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Prior to being released on Sunday, Cory Boyd was on pace to register 1,341 yards and six touchdowns this season.
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Boyd, 27, currently leads the CFL in rushing yards with 447.
"I would like to thank Cory for his many contributions to our club over the past few years. Releasing a player mid-season is never an easy thing to do and this decision was not made overnight," said Argonauts General Manager Jim Barker.
"We have worked diligently to improve our football team during the past several months, and everything we have done has been with two goals in mind – competing for the Grey Cup and the long term, on-field success of this franchise – and this decision is no different," he added.
Boyd joined the Argonauts in 2010 and played in 36 games over more than two seasons. He carried the ball 495 times for 2,947 yards and 14 touchdowns, and caught 83 passes for 551 yards and four touchdowns. He was named a CFL All-Star in his rookie season.
Through six games this season, the Argonauts sit in a three-way tie for first place in the East Division with six points.
Barker feels that the decision to release Boyd will ultimately be a positive one for his team.
"After evaluating our entire football team through the first third of the season, we felt this was one of the changes necessary to move our team forward," he said.
"We believe a different style of play is needed at running back to heighten the success of our new offence and, considering the personnel we already have on our team, this move will help to improve the overall play of our offence and lead us to greater on-field success.”