Canadian defensive lineman Cleyon Laing has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Miami Dolphins, per sources.
The 25-year-old set career highs with 41 tackles, nine sacks and two forced fumbles in 18 games for the Argos during the 2015 season. That strong campaign garnered lots of interest from NFL teams.
Laing’s agent Jonathon Hardaway scheduled workouts for him with the Dolphins, Patriots, Jets, Titans, Redskins, Chargers and Saints. The six-foot-three, 280-pounder chose Miami because he feels the opportunity with the Dolphins offers him the best chance to make the team along the defensive line.
He was selected in the second round, ninth overall in the 2012 CFL Draft by Toronto.
If the Edmonton, Alberta native and Iowa State product had been available on the open CFL market he would’ve been highly coveted as an impactful Canadian starter.