Former Redblacks LB Taylor Reed inks deal with Argos

The Argos have signed linebacker Taylor Reed to a one-year contract through the 2018 season.

“Taylor is an established veteran who has solidified himself as one of the CFL’s top tacklers,” said Argos GM Jim Popp in a statement. “We’re excited to add a player of his calibre to our defence and we look forward to his contributions in 2018.”

Ottawa general manager Marcel Desjardins made an offer to Reed that was out there for a while, but Reed felt he could do better.

The 26-year-old has played 69 games in four CFL seasons with the Ticats, Stampeders, and Redblacks. He started all 18 games for the Redblacks in 2017 and led the team with 94 defensive tackles and five tackles for a loss to go along with four sacks, seven quarterback pressures, one forced fumble, one pass knockdown.

Reed has recorded 315 defensive tackles, nine special teams tackles, 13 tackles for a loss, 17 sacks, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and two interceptions in his CFL career.