February 11, 2020

Eskimos tack on Tuggle to linebacking corps

Geoff Robins/CFL.ca

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos have signed free agent American linebacker Justin Tuggle through the 2020 season.

Tuggle has split the first three seasons of his CFL career with the Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats. 

Last season in the black and gold, the 30-year-old finished the year with 80 tackles, one special team tackle, one sack and one interception while appearing in all 18 games. 

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He joined the league with the Double Blue, who signed him ahead of the 2017 season. 

After playing two years with the Boatmen, Tuggle made the move up the QEW, signing with the Ticats before the 2019 campaign. 

In 53 career games, the 30-year-old has 174 tackles, 18 special teams tackles, seven sacks, two interceptions and three forced fumbles. 

The Alpharetta, Georgia native helped the Argos win the 105th Grey Cup presented by Shaw.

Before coming to the CFL, Tuggle spent time with the Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns. He has 42 career NFL games under his belt.