Defensive back Johnny Sears Jr. agrees to terms with Argonauts

The Toronto Argonauts have agreed to terms with American defensive back Johnny Sears Jr. on a one-year deal, per sources.

The former Hamilton Tiger-Cat and Winnipeg Blue Bomber has battled injury problems in his career, playing in just three games last season and five in 2015. In his seven CFL seasons, Sears has appeared in 45 games making 153 tackles, 15 more on special teams and registered eight interceptions.

The 29-year-old can play multiple positions in the secondary and strong-side linebacker – a spot that was an issue for the Argos after the release of veteran Keon Raymond last season. If Sears can stay healthy he can play at a high level.

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Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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12 Comments on Defensive back Johnny Sears Jr. agrees to terms with Argonauts

  1. Very talented player when he’s healthy

  2. He has played in 45 games over 7 seasons out of a possible 126 games (18 games x 7 seasons) – thus he was not re-signed in Hamilton.

  3. This is a bigger loss for the Ti-Cats than it looks, IMHO. Sure Johnny was injured a lot but when he played, he played hard and flew to the ball. He is an aggressive player, perhaps why is has been injured so much. If he can stay healthy, he will be an impact player for the Argo’s. I think the TiCat defense took a bit of a hit the past few days with some of the fee agent signings away from Hamilton. I hope I am wrong, but there has been some loss at some of the depth of a great defense.

    • Lennywasout // February 17, 2017 at 1:36 pm //

      I don’t think he’s played enough during his time with the Cats to even tell if he’s good. He may have capabilities but I’m not concerned losing a guy who was part time over the last little while.

    • I can not believe this is a genuine comment.Joking Joe right.LMAO.

    • The last “great” TC defence was back in 1999…preceded by 1986…preceded by 1972…preceded by…

  4. Flying Wing // February 17, 2017 at 1:35 pm //

    As Obie always said..”You can’t make the club when you’re in the tub” Unfortunately you can’t be injury prone in this game. The Argos are gasping and grasping anything they can. There’s trouble in the Big Smoke.

  5. For two years we never saw Sears play yet there is never money to obtain skilled players.This organization the cats does have glaring faults.Better corrected than never but what a two year waste of money.

  6. Sears will be on the DL before August.

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