- FREE AGENCY
TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts have added some veteran sandpaper to their defensive secondary, announcing the addition of free agent Jerald Brown.
Brown joins the Argonauts in 2016 for his eighth CFL season, having spent the last seven seasons with the Montreal Alouettes. In 102 career regular season games, 95 of which he started, the 5-foot-11, 185-pound native of Washington, D.C. has registered 279 defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, 18 interceptions, seven fumble recoveries and 19 pass knockdowns with the Als.
The 2013 CFL All-Star and three-time East Division All-Star helped the Alouettes to back-to-back Grey Cup Championships in 2009 and 2010.
“Jerald brings a veteran presence to the back end of our defence,” said Argos head coach Scott Milanovich. “Throughout his career he has been a student of the game, being recognized as an all-star and Grey Cup champion multiple times.
“We’re excited to add his leadership and experience to our locker room.”
“Throughout his career he has been a student of the game, being recognized as an all-star and Grey Cup champion multiple times.”
The two-time Grey Cup Champion etched his name into the Alouettes record book in 2014, returning a fumble recovery 103 yards for a touchdown in the Alouettes Eastern Semi-Final win over the BC Lions.
Following his four year collegiate career at Glenville State, he had stints with the Arena Football League’s New York Dragons, Arizona Rattlers, Columbus Destroyers and Kansas City Brigade, and also spent training camp with the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs in 2006.
Brown joins Keon Raymond, Brian Bulcke and Bryan Hall as free agent veterans to join the Boatmen this off-season.