TORONTO — Less than two years after being traded away, all-star defensive halfback T.J. Heath is on his way back to Toronto, signing a deal with the Argos on Wednesday.
Heath will be a welcome addition to a Toronto secondary that is being reworked through free agency. Despite re-upping with the likes of Cassius Vaughn, Matt Black and Jermaine Gabriel, the Boatmen have lost versatile defensive back Mitchell White to free agency.
“T.J. is a proven playmaker who has played at a very high level since arriving in the CFL,” said Argos GM Jim Popp. “We’re excited to add another talented defensive back and ball-hawk like T.J. to the secondary.”
In his first 10 games with the Argos, the six-foot-one, 181-pound defensive back collected 37 tackles, three special teams tackles and five interceptions. The Alexandria, Atl. Native then played six games with the Bombers and tallied 14 tackles, two special teams tackles and two interceptions.
Heath is a two-time CFL and West Division All-Star, earning the status in 2016 and 2017.