Blue Bombers sign defensive back Josh Johnson to one-year extension

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WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed defensive back Josh Johnson on a one-year contract extension.

The four-year CFL veteran originally signed with Winnipeg in February 2020.

Johnson has appeared 64 career regular-season games – including 58 starts — in stops with the B.C. Lions (2014-15), Ottawa Redblacks (2018), Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2018) and Edmonton (2019).

Johnson started 17 games for Edmonton 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 has three interceptions in Edmonton’s Eastern semifinal win over the Montreal Alouettes, becoming the first player in the CFL to have three picks in a playoff game since Darrell Moir of Toronto in 1986.

He added a team-high six tackles and a sack in the Eastern final loss to Hamilton.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 16, 2021.

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