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VANCOUVER — The BC Lions added five players to their practice roster on Monday, with offensive lineman Josiah St. John headlining the group.
St. John, 27, was selected first overall by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the 2016 CFL Draft. He spent three years in Regina, playing in 22 regular-season games before signing as a free agent with the Toronto Argonauts in May.
He was with the team throughout training camp, but the Argos released him in June.
During his NCAA career at the University of Oklahoma, St. John played in 15 games, starting in four of those — all during his final season with the Sooners.
The team also added defensive backs Jamie Harry, Jason Hall and Elijah Campbell, as well as defensive lineman Siupeli Anau have.
The Lions will host the Ottawa REDBLACKS on Sept 13 to open Week 14 action. Kick-off is set for 10:00 p.m. ET.