Canadian OL J’Michael Deane agrees to terms with Argos

Canadian offensive lineman J’Michael Deane has agreed to terms on a contract with the Toronto Argos, per sources.

The 30-year-old played university football at Michigan State and was drafted by the Stampeders in the third round (21st overall) in the 2010 CFL draft. He played three seasons for Calgary before being taken by Ottawa in the second round of the Redblacks 2013 expansion draft. After spending three years with Ottawa, Deane became a free agent in February.

Over Deane’s six-year CFL career he has played in 89 games, starting 76, including 16 starts last season for Ottawa. He started at left guard in the Redblacks 2016 Grey Cup victory against Calgary.

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6 Comments on Canadian OL J’Michael Deane agrees to terms with Argos

  1. was hoping he would sign with the riders

  2. stampland // March 13, 2017 at 4:28 pm //

    As I stated in “Not for the Best” Feb 25 2017. This is where Deane would end up. Argos are well stocked with Canadians at this position and now have depth and possible trade options (riders might need a Canadian O line man or 2). Smart sound move and Deanne can play tackle or guard.Now the Argos can build around this core

  3. rogieshan // March 13, 2017 at 5:49 pm //

    Deane’s play regressed this past season to the point he was bypassed on depth chart by Matt Albright and rookie J. Lauzon-Seguin. He was also prone to taking untimely penalties.

  4. stampland // March 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm //

    he started in 16 games last year and can play 2 positions.Even as a back up this guy adds tremendous value to any team.Given their respective countries of birth I’d take Deane over Dennis anyday

  5. Renegade mofo // March 13, 2017 at 10:00 pm //

    Not true.

    He started every game he was healthy. Never lost his spot to Albright or Lauzon at any point

  6. CC Rider // March 14, 2017 at 3:51 pm //

    He just happened to get hurt following a game in which in was flagged multiple times while already leading the team in that dubious category. I guess it depends on whether the injury was legit or just a face-saving measure.

    It had been going on for a while. 2nd and 25 wouldn’t have been anywhere near so dramatic in the 2015 Eastern Final if Dean hadn’t been kind enough to get flagged for a chop block at an absolutely terrible time.

    To be fair, he seemed to draw fewer flag in 2nd half of 2016 but still. I didn’t know where he might end up, if anywhere, but I know I didn’t want him back in Ottawa. Now I hope he takes a couple in our favour, for a change, in 2017.

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