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The B.C. Lions signed defensive lineman Jonathan Newsome.

Newsome was released by the Ottawa Redblacks on July 28. The 28-year-old dressed for six games with the Redblacks recording one defensive tackle and zero sacks.

The four-year veteran started his CFL career in Saskatchewan where he recorded 34 tackles and two sacks in 19 games. He as cut by the Riders midway through the 2017 season, Newsome quickly joined Ottawa where he spent the past two years.

Newsome was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.  He made an impact instantly playing in all 16 games as a rookie registering 28 tackles, 6.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. In 2015 the six-foot-three, 247-pound pass rusher managed one sack and one forced fumble in 14 games with the Colts.


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