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Riders sign former Ticats and NFL RB Storm Johnson

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed running back Storm Johnson.

Johnson was released Monday by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

The 25-year-old was selected in the seventh round, 222nd overall in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He played in six NFL games making one start with the Jaguars in 2014, rushing 29 times for 86 yards and two touchdowns.

Johnson joins David CobbZac StacyTre Mason and Trent Richardson, who is on the suspended list, as running backs with NFL experience currently on the roster.

The Loganville, Georgia native played 10 games at the University of Miami in 2010, rushing nine times for 119 yards and one touchdown. After that season, Johnson transferred to the University of Central Florida. Johnson played 26 games for the Knights, rushing 326 times for 1,646 yards and 18 touchdowns while adding 40 receptions for 280 yards and three receiving touchdowns. He earned first-team All-AAC honours in 2013. Johnson rushed for 124 yards and three touchdowns in UCF’s 52-42 Fiesta Bowl victory over Baylor University.

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