B.C. Lions sign linebacker Jamall Johnson
Toronto Argonauts Jerious Norwood (right) is tackled by Hamilton Tiger Cats Jamall Johnson (left) and Simoni Lawrence (centre) during first half CFL eastern conference final football action in Toronto on Sunday November 17 , 2013. (Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, February 14, 2014 2:25PM EST
VANCOUVER - The B.C. Lions signed free-agent linebacker Jamall Johnson on Friday.
The 31-year-old Johnson spent the last five seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats after starting his CFL career with B.C. in 2005.
The 10-year veteran has 486 tackles defensive tackles, 102 special teams tackles and 26 sacks in 122 regular-season games.
The two-time East Division all-star had 65 total tackles last season to go along with three sacks.
"I'm excited to have a player of Jamall's experience and quality return to our club," Lions head coach Mike Benevides said in a statement. "He's got some very good football left in him and his leadership will be great addition to our room."