Lions add two more in CFL free agency

 

 
 
 
 
Free agent running back Jeremiah Johnson signed a one-year deal with the B.C. Lions on Wednesday as the Leos looked to address the loss of Andrew Harris in the backfield.
 
 

Free agent running back Jeremiah Johnson signed a one-year deal with the B.C. Lions on Wednesday as the Leos looked to address the loss of Andrew Harris in the backfield.

Photograph by: DARRYL DYCK, THE CANADIAN PRESS

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March Madness has arrived a month early for the B.C. Lions.

Normally reticent to dip into the player pool, GM Wally Buono has fully immersed himself in the exercise this week, signing running back Jeremiah Johnson and offensive lineman Levy Adcock on the second day of CFL free agency Wednesday.

Buono bagged a trio of FAs on opening day, reeling in receiver Nick Moore, defensive back Brandon Stewart and safety Mike Edem.

Johnson, who turns 29 on Feb. 15, has scored 13 touchdowns (11 rushing, two on receptions) in the past 20 games over two seasons with Toronto and Ottawa, his last stop. “He’s physical,” Buono said. “He’s runs the ball well, he catches the ball well, and he can find the end zone. That’s a good thing.”

Though the Lions have a five-time CFL all-star, Jovan Olafioye, at right tackle, they could move him to the left side with the addition of the 6’6”, 320-pound Adcock, who dressed for nine games at right tackle for the Roughriders in 2015 in an injury-marred campaign (knee).

“We wanted to get bigger and more physical up front,” Buono said. “The only way to do that is to get bigger and more physical athletes to compete.”

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Free agent running back Jeremiah Johnson signed a one-year deal with the B.C. Lions on Wednesday as the Leos looked to address the loss of Andrew Harris in the backfield.
 

Free agent running back Jeremiah Johnson signed a one-year deal with the B.C. Lions on Wednesday as the Leos looked to address the loss of Andrew Harris in the backfield.

Photograph by: DARRYL DYCK, THE CANADIAN PRESS

 
Free agent running back Jeremiah Johnson signed a one-year deal with the B.C. Lions on Wednesday as the Leos looked to address the loss of Andrew Harris in the backfield.
GM Wally Buono has fully immersed himself in the exercise this week, signing running back Jeremiah Johnson and offensive lineman Levy Adcock on the second day of CFL free agency Wednesday. Pictured here is lineman Levy Adcock.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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