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February 12, 2019

Riders sign all-star Johnson to one-year deal

Johany Jutras/CFL.ca

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed CFL All-Star Micah Johnson to a one-year deal, the team announced Tuesday.

In his sixth season with the Calgary Stampeders, Johnson tallied 28 defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, 14 sacks, one interception and three forced fumbles.

The six-foot-two, 278-pound defensive tackle joined the Stampeders in 2013 and has suited up in 81 games with the red and white. Over his career, Johnson has amassed 158 defensive tackles, two special teams tackles, 41 sacks, two interceptions and three forced fumbles.

He was named a CFL All-Star and a West Division All-Star in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and won the Grey Cup in 2014 and 2018. Johnson was ranked No. 4 on CFL.ca’s top 30 pending free agent list.

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