TORONTO -- The Toronto Argonauts announced today that QB Josh Portis, and DBs Talmadge Jackson, Drandyn Thompson and Brent Vinsonhave all signed contracts with the club.
Portis started 12 games in his senior year at California University of Pennsylvania. That season, he totalled 2,651 passing yards and 33 touchdowns while completing 205 of 335 passes.
Born in Woodland Hills, California, Portis also spent time with Maryland and Florida during his college football career. He was also in training camp with the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks in 2011.
Thompson is a former draft pick of the Washington Redskins and was activated for six games during his rookie season. He spent four seasons at Boise State making 31 tackles and three interceptions as a senior.
Brent Vinson spent two seasons at the University of Tennessee before transferring to the University of North Alabama. Vinson’s best season came in 2007 with Tennessee when he started ten games and finished with 37 tackles and one interception.
Talmadge Jackson played 13 games in his senior year at Oregon totalling 70 tackles, two interceptions and one forced fumble. Jackson has spent time with the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens and the Jacksonville Jaguars, and recently attended Saskatchewan Roughriders training camp in 2012.