VANCOUVER — The BC Lions officially announced Friday that free agent linebacker Jamall Johnson has signed a contract with the club.
Johnson returns to the Lions after spending the last five seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The Louisiana native was originally a member of the Leos from 2005 through 2008.
“Jamall is a veteran linebacker who gives us depth and experience at that position,” said VP of football operations and GM Wally Buono.
Johnson will enter his 10th CFL season in 2014 and has appeared in 122 regular season games (33 with the Lions) recording 486 career tackles with 102 more coming on special teams. He was a two-time East Division All-Star (2009, 2011) during his time in Hamilton and an All-Canadian in 2009.
“I’m excited to have a player of Jamall’s experience and quality return to our club,” said head coach Mike Benevides. “He’s got some very good football left in him and his leadership will be great addition to our room.”