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Toronto Argonauts give veteran running back Cory Boyd his walking papers

Calgary Stampeders linebacker Juwan Simpson (back) tackles Toronto Argonauts running back Cory Boyd (3) during fourth quarter CFL action in Toronto, July 7, 2012. CFL rushing leader Cory Boyd has been released by the Toronto Argonauts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/FRANK GUNN
August 12, 2012 - 12:22 PM

TORONTO - CFL rushing leader Cory Boyd has been released by the Toronto Argonauts.

The Argos made the stunning announcement early Sunday afternoon.

The six-foot-one, 209-pound Boyd was the CFL's leading rusher this season with 447 yards and was averaging a solid 5.5-yards per carry.

Boyd also finished second overall in league rushing in each of the last two seasons.

However, the Argos' offensive gameplan this season had changed immensely under the direction of new head coach Scott Milanovich and veteran quarterback Ricky Ray, acquired in a huge off-season deal with the Edmonton Eskimos.

And general manager Jim Barker said in a statement that Boyd's talents weren't an ideal fit in the Argos' new offensive philosophy.

Boyd, who played collegiately at South Carolina, was in his third season with Toronto and had rushed for 2,947 yards in 36 games and also added 83 catches for 551 yards.

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