Argos officially sign DB Ronnie Yell

The Toronto Argonauts signed American defensive back Ronnie Yell to a one-year contract Saturday.

The 26-year-old joins the Argos after four seasons with the B.C. Lions. The five-foot-10, 185-pound Los Angeles native appeared in 61 career games, registering 168 tackles, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and seven interceptions.

Yell started all 18 regular-season games with B.C. last year, recording 64 tackles and three interceptions, both career highs.

“In four years in the league, Ronnie has developed into a consistent playmaker in the secondary and we are thrilled to welcome him to Toronto,” Argos GM Jim Popp said in a statement.