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« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2020, 03:59:50 PM »

Can't go wrong with a solid, proven DB. Nice signing.
In the Canadian game the last place you want to really start a raw rookie on defense if you can help it is at HB...that vet experience and knowing what they are looking at and how to react instinctively without thinking it through is huge..and the difference between an explosion play vs a small gain..or pass breakup

It's a totally foreign and new position to rookie Americans, and mental errors will abound
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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2020, 04:01:28 PM »

San Diego Chargers
Johnson went undrafted during the 2013 NFL Draft, but signed with the San Diego Chargers after the draft ended.

BC Lions
Johnson played for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League from 2014 to 2015.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Johnson signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on February 12, 2016. On August 14, 2017, Johnson was waived/injured by the Jaguars and placed on injured reserve. He was released on October 10, 2017.

Ottawa Redblacks
Josh Johnson signed with the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL) on March 14, 2018. He was released on July 17, 2018.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats
On August 19, 2018, Johnson signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Edmonton Eskimos
Johnson was signed by the Eskimos as a free agent on May 17, 2019.
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« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2020, 04:03:46 PM »

He is a bit of a hobo alright, with this being his 5th CFL team.  Hodge has him ranked as the 8th best free agent DB, for what that's worth.

He's experienced, which is good.  He will be more affordable than Ciante Evans or Levels. I would have been happy with Dozier, but I like Josh Johnson more than Money Hunter. 
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« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2020, 04:15:23 PM »

He is a bit of a hobo alright, with this being his 5th CFL team.  Hodge has him ranked as the 8th best free agent DB, for what that's worth.

He's experienced, which is good.  He will be more affordable than Ciante Evans or Levels. I would have been happy with Dozier, but I like Josh Johnson more than Money Hunter. 
Nice thing with Johnson is I'm sure he wasn't too pricey and with his experience is good to have but also probably not a 100% lock to make the roster if someone else shows better
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« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2020, 04:16:14 PM »

Winnipeg Blue Bombers agree to terms with defensive back Josh Johnson

WINNIPEG, MB., February 11, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announce today the team has agreed to terms with veteran defensive back Josh Johnson on a one-year contract.

Johnson (5-10, 200, Purdue) is a four-year veteran of the Canadian Football League, with 64 career regular-season games played ? including 58 starts -- in stops with the B.C. Lions (2014-15), Ottawa REDBLACKS (2018), Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2018) and the Edmonton Eskimos (2019).

Johnson, 29, started 17 games for the Eskimos in 2019 at both halfback and cornerback, finishing with 43 tackles, two interceptions, one sack, nine pass knockdowns and one tackle for a loss.

He was productive in the postseason, picking off three passes in Edmonton?s Eastern Semi-Final win over the Montreal Alouettes, becoming the first player in the CFL to have three interceptions in a playoff game since Darrell Moir of Toronto in 1986. He then added a team-high six tackles and a sack in the Eastern Final loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Johnson played his college ball with the Purdue Boilermakers, starting 36 of 49 games and twice named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team (2010, 2011).

He was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2013, before joining the B.C. in 2014 where he started 34 games over the next two seasons. His work with the Lions drew the attention of the Jacksonville Jaguars, who signed him in February of 2016. Johnson played eight games with Jacksonville in 2016 but was placed on injured reserve in the summer of 2017 before being released in October of that year.

Johnson then signed with Ottawa in March of 2018 and, after playing in four games before being released and signed by Hamilton, where he appeared in nine games. He signed as a free agent with the Eskimos in May of 2019.
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« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2020, 04:27:11 PM »

Blue Bombers re-sign Winnipeg born linebacker Thomas Miles

WINNIPEG, MB., February 11, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the signing of veteran linebacker Thomas Miles to a one-year contract extension. The deal was completed just before the opening of Canadian Football League free agency this morning at 11:00 a.m. CT.

Miles (6-1, 232, Manitoba) returns to his hometown Bombers for a fourth season and will continue to play a role on special teams while serving as a tremendous ambassador of the club in the community.

Miles has not missed a game since signing with the Bombers as a free agent in March of 2017 following three years with the Toronto Argonauts. In 2019, Miles accumulated eight special teams tackles and added four on defence and suited up for all three playoff games.

Miles was also named the 2019 recipient of the Ed Kotowich Good Guy Award, acknowledging a Bombers player who has ?excellent football ability, is a leader in the locker room, and shows outstanding effort in the community.?

Miles has made several appearances for the Bombers Tackle Bullying and Break the Silence Against Women programs and has visited several Northern communities in conjunction with those initiatives. A proud product of Churchill High School and the University of Manitoba, Miles has also made countless visits to schools as part of the team's Hit the Books program, helps coach and mentor with the Bombers Youth Football Club. As well, he serves on the board of directors of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba, supports Wahbung Abinoonjiiag - a domestic violence prevention centre for children and their families - and has been a 'Big Brother' with Big Brothers and Sisters of Winnipeg. He is also a mentor and speaker with Food Allergy Canada and the Children's Allergy & Asthma Education Centre at the Winnipeg Children?s Hospital.

 
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« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2020, 04:28:59 PM »

Blue Bombers re-sign Winnipeg born linebacker Thomas Miles

WINNIPEG, MB., February 11, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the signing of veteran linebacker Thomas Miles to a one-year contract extension. The deal was completed just before the opening of Canadian Football League free agency this morning at 11:00 a.m. CT.

Miles (6-1, 232, Manitoba) returns to his hometown Bombers for a fourth season and will continue to play a role on special teams while serving as a tremendous ambassador of the club in the community.

Miles has not missed a game since signing with the Bombers as a free agent in March of 2017 following three years with the Toronto Argonauts. In 2019, Miles accumulated eight special teams tackles and added four on defence and suited up for all three playoff games.

Miles was also named the 2019 recipient of the Ed Kotowich Good Guy Award, acknowledging a Bombers player who has ?excellent football ability, is a leader in the locker room, and shows outstanding effort in the community.?

Miles has made several appearances for the Bombers Tackle Bullying and Break the Silence Against Women programs and has visited several Northern communities in conjunction with those initiatives. A proud product of Churchill High School and the University of Manitoba, Miles has also made countless visits to schools as part of the team's Hit the Books program, helps coach and mentor with the Bombers Youth Football Club. As well, he serves on the board of directors of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba, supports Wahbung Abinoonjiiag - a domestic violence prevention centre for children and their families - and has been a 'Big Brother' with Big Brothers and Sisters of Winnipeg. He is also a mentor and speaker with Food Allergy Canada and the Children's Allergy & Asthma Education Centre at the Winnipeg Children?s Hospital.

 


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« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2020, 04:29:19 PM »

Nice to see Miles will stay on for at least another year. He's a ST stud.
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« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2020, 04:29:34 PM »

Blue Bombers re-sign Winnipeg born linebacker Thomas Miles

WINNIPEG, MB., February 11, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the signing of veteran linebacker Thomas Miles to a one-year contract extension. The deal was completed just before the opening of Canadian Football League free agency this morning at 11:00 a.m. CT.

Miles (6-1, 232, Manitoba) returns to his hometown Bombers for a fourth season and will continue to play a role on special teams while serving as a tremendous ambassador of the club in the community.

Miles has not missed a game since signing with the Bombers as a free agent in March of 2017 following three years with the Toronto Argonauts. In 2019, Miles accumulated eight special teams tackles and added four on defence and suited up for all three playoff games.

Miles was also named the 2019 recipient of the Ed Kotowich Good Guy Award, acknowledging a Bombers player who has ?excellent football ability, is a leader in the locker room, and shows outstanding effort in the community.?

Miles has made several appearances for the Bombers Tackle Bullying and Break the Silence Against Women programs and has visited several Northern communities in conjunction with those initiatives. A proud product of Churchill High School and the University of Manitoba, Miles has also made countless visits to schools as part of the team's Hit the Books program, helps coach and mentor with the Bombers Youth Football Club. As well, he serves on the board of directors of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba, supports Wahbung Abinoonjiiag - a domestic violence prevention centre for children and their families - and has been a 'Big Brother' with Big Brothers and Sisters of Winnipeg. He is also a mentor and speaker with Food Allergy Canada and the Children's Allergy & Asthma Education Centre at the Winnipeg Children?s Hospital.

 

Just an excellent guy and ambassador for our team. Glad he is back.
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« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2020, 05:20:39 PM »

Josh Johnson's a yawn for me. 5th CFL team.
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« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2020, 05:22:57 PM »

Josh Johnson's a yawn for me. 5th CFL team.

Yeah...but Rose was on his 3rd team in 3 years when he signed with us...worked out pretty good when in a system with a top notch environment and coach in Younger
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« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2020, 05:24:29 PM »

Hopefully we have a few shekles left if one of our DB's, Strev. or Kongbo happen to shake loose later in the season.
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« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2020, 05:27:16 PM »

Doesn't blow me away, but it's a positive start.
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« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2020, 05:34:38 PM »

I like the Johnson signing. He has versatility to play both boundary HB or CB...and he was a playmaker for the Esks at the right time of year.

And let?s not forget, the Esks kept Johnson over Nick Taylor...and looked what Taylor did in Hall?s D.

Also glad to see Miles back. Solid STer that also has the ability to perform some spot duty on D.
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« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2020, 06:20:11 PM »

Johnson signing doesn't blow me away but it's solid.
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