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2013 Highlights: Jamall Johnson
Adam Gagnon

CFL.ca Staff

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.”

Fan Comments
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CFL FYI: calgary DE law signs a NFL contract with the SD chargers!! winnipeg signs S/LB west and A WR from nichols state robinson!!
February 14, 2014 - 5:11pm
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wallyworld appears to be stockpiling LBs why?!! going to a 34 defence?!! or that DE/DT keron williams is leaving vancouver for montreal?!!
February 14, 2014 - 4:26pm
Thanks for your time in black and gold JJ. Good luck with the Leos except when there's a "cat fight"!
February 14, 2014 - 2:07pm
I for one am certainly going to miss those monster hits that JJ brought to the field. I really don't understand why the Tabbies let him go but I do wish him well on his return to the Lions. I have a feeling that this might come back to haunt Hamilton.
February 15, 2014 - 11:41am
@TB - The Ticats wanted to keep Johnson and offered him an extension so it really wasn't a case of "letting him go". JJ wanted to test free agency, I suspect to see if he could get closer to his offseason home in Vancouver. Bingo - BC offered him a deal.
February 17, 2014 - 9:27am