March 15, 2018

REDBLACKS sign DB Josh Johnson

The Ottawa REDBLACKS have signed international defensive back Josh Johnson to a one-year deal, the club announced Thursday.

Johnson, who played for the BC Lions from 2014-15, most recently suited up for the Jacksonville Jaguars, appearing in eight games in 2016.

“To be able to sign a player of Josh’s quality at this stage of the off-season is significant for the REDBLACKS,” said General Manager Marcel Desjardins. “He will add experience to our defence while providing leadership and versatility.”

The 27-year-old Johnson started 36 of 49 games while at Purdue, finishing his college career with 184 tackles, 31 pass breakups and six interceptions.

In 34 games with the Lions, the Dade City, FL native had 92 tackles, five sacks and three interceptions.