Armond Armstead heads to the CFL 

June, 2, 2012
Former USC defensive lineman Armond Armstead has taken his talents north of the border.

Armstead -- who was forced to sit out his final season for the Trojans due to medical issues -- was not selected in the NFL draft in April. Rather than wait for an opportunity as a free agent when NFL camps open in July, Armstead has accepted an offer from the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL.

The Canadian league opens play later this month, and Armstead already has taken part in early practices. If he can prove himself on the field with the Argos -– both in terms of performance and health -– it will go a long way toward earning a potential shot at the NFL.