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February 15, 2017

REDBLACKS sign DB A.J. Jefferson

Toronto Argonauts' A.J. Jefferson intercepts a pass intended for Saskatchewan Roughriders' Rob Bagg that was later over-turned due to a penalty during first half CFL action in Toronto, Saturday, October 15, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

The Ottawa REDBLACKS announced on Wednesday the signing of American defensive back A.J. Jefferson to a one-year deal on the second day of CFL Free Agency.

The 28-year-old California native comes to Ottawa after spending the past two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts, where he had 91 tackles, five sacks, six interceptions and a touchdown in 30 games.

Jefferson spent time on the rosters of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks before signing with Toronto for the 2015 season.