Argonauts sign CFL veterans Tommie Campbell, Natey Adjei
The Toronto Argonauts have signed veteran American defensive back Tommie Campbell and Canadian receiver Natey Adjei.
Campbell, 32, was released by the Alouettes last week after spending two years in Montreal. He began his CFL career with the Calgary Stampeders in 2016 after five years in the NFL with Tennessee and Jacksonville.
Last season, Campbell was named a CFL East all-star after recording 66 tackles, three interceptions and two forced fumbles in 16 games.
“He’s a very good fit for how we plan to play,” said Argos vice-president of player personnel John Murphy. “What we’re asking him to do, he’ll ideally fit in. We know how productive he’s been.”
Adjei, a native of Mississauga, Ont., spent the first two seasons of his CFL career with the Argos after being drafted 22nd overall by Toronto in the 2013 draft.
The 30-year-old Adjei spent the past four seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos, who released him recently.
Last season, Adjei set career highs in receptions (58), receiving yards (534) and touchdowns (two).
The Argos also signed American defensive lineman Obinna Iheoma and released Canadian receiver Alex Charette.
Riders extend Ryan
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed punter Jon Ryan to a one-year contract extension.
The six-foot, 217-pound Regina native enters his second season with the Riders after 12 seasons in the NFL.
Ryan played in all 18 games in 2019, making 107 punts for 5,222 yards and a 48.8 yards per punt average. He was the Roughriders 2019 nominee for Most Outstanding Special Teams Player and was named West Division All-Star.
Prior to his return to Saskatchewan, Ryan played in 191 NFL games with Green Bay and Seattle, making 914 punts for 40,985 yards — 311 of which landed inside the 20-yard line. Ryan amassed a career average punt of 44.7 yards with a net average of 38.7 yards.
In 2014, Ryan became the first person from Saskatchewan to win the Super Bowl when the Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos.
Prior to his NFL career, Ryan played two seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2004 and 2005. He was named an all-star in 2005 after leading the league with a 50.6 yard punting average.
Ryan was eligible to become a free agent on Tuesday.
Bombers sign pair
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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed American offensive linemen Kevin Lawrence and Jarell Broxton.
Lawrence started all 12 games in his senior year last season at Rhode Island.
Broxton is a former Big 12 all-star at Baylor. He signed with the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2016, and spent most of that season on their practice roster.
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