Alouettes sign DB Jovon Johnson

The Montreal Alouettes have signed American defensive back Jovon Johnson to a one-year contract.

Johnson inked a deal with the Als and then-general manager Jim Popp in 2016 and returns to the club under new GM Kavis Reed. The 33-year-old played in all 18 games for Montreal in 2016 making 59 tackles, six sacks, three interceptions and one forced fumble.

Over his 10-year CFL career, Johnson has earned many accolades, winning a Grey Cup with Winnipeg in 2007, named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player award in 2011 and been named an all-star on five occasions.

Johnson has played 160 games recording 504 tackles, eight sacks, 32 interceptions, forced eight fumbles and scored seven defensive touchdowns.

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4 Comments on Alouettes sign DB Jovon Johnson

  1. Err, Winnipeg did not win the Cup in 2007. As much as it pains me to say, Johnson was a member of the Riders when he got his ring.

  2. joe thibodeau // February 20, 2017 at 3:14 pm //

    he sold the ring he was practice roster player at that time.

  3. Indeed, ‘the paw’.

    Ha! Which 3down staff, exactly, don’t know that Winnipeg hasn’t won a Grey Cup since 1990? Comment(s) referring to following paragraph in the above article, which appears in the story as of 12:33pm PST; quoting here before the “oops, lacking basic knowledge of league history” edit:

    “Over his 10-year CFL career, Johnson has earned many accolades, winning a Grey Cup with Winnipeg in 2007, named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player award in 2011 and been named an all-star on five occasions.”

  4. Glad to see JJ come back with the Alouettes. He’s a positive leader, still a good player and will keep veteran presence in the secondary along with Philips. The Alouettes have a load of good Young DBs (Henderson, Mincy, Taylor, Davis, Termansen) and many more to test during TC (Cooper, Moore, Wooten). Expect some of those guys to play elsewhere as they can’t keep them all.

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