Canadian OL J’Michael Deane retires

Canadian offensive lineman J’Michael Deane has retired from professional football.

Deane announced the decision on his Facebook page.

The 32-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, he signed with the Argonauts for the 2017 season.

Over Deane’s seven-year CFL career he has played in 102 games, starting in more than three-quarters of those outings. He won two Grey Cups, one with Ottawa in 2016 and the other as an Argos in 2017 to end his career. Deane had one year left on his Argos contract.