RedBlacks sign former Bombers DB Jovon Johnson

DB and kick returner Jovon Johnson has signed with the RedBlacks. (Al Charest/QMI Agency/Files)

DB and kick returner Jovon Johnson has signed with the RedBlacks. (Al Charest/QMI Agency/Files)

TIM BAINES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:26 PM ET

OTTAWA - The Ottawa RedBlacks sent out several offers to significant CFL free agents on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, they hit paydirt big-time.

The RedBlacks landed defensive back Jovon Johnson, a former winner of the CFLs Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award (the first DB to win the award), and linebacker Malik Jackson.

Johnson, a two-time CFL all-star and three-time East Division all-star, agreed to a one-year deal with an option.

Its big for us, he brings so many elements to the table, said RedBlacks GM Marcel Desjardins. Hes a solid defensive back, a solid leader, he can return kickoffs and punts, he can play safety and hes played SAM linebacker so he brings versatility.


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