12/04/2015 10:02 EST | Updated 12/04/2016 00:12 EST

Argos extend contract of quarterback Ricky Ray through 2017 season

TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts have extended the contract of quarterback Ricky Ray through the 2017 season.

The three-time CFL all-star led Toronto to a Grey Cup title in 2012, but injuries started to take their toll on the 13-year veteran over the past two seasons.

Ray spent the first half of 2015 recovering from off-season shoulder surgery before returning as a backup to Trevor Harris.

Ray started Toronto's final three games — including its East Division semifinal loss to Hamilton — but never fully recovered from his injury.

He has said that improving his shoulder strength will be a priority over the off-season.

Ray led the Edmonton Eskimos to Grey Cup titles in 2003 and 2005 before joining Toronto in a December 2011 trade.

The Canadian Press