Argos sign former Redblacks, NFL defensive back Jeff Richards

The Toronto Argonauts have signed defensive back Jeff Richards through the 2021 season.

Richardsmost recently spent time in the NFL, where between 2017 and 2018, the six-foot-two, 210-pound cover man played for the Los Angeles Chargers (two stints), Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers.

The Oklahoma native is also a Grey Cup champion having played 13 games over two seasons (2015-2016) for Ottawa, recording 16 defensive tackles, six special teams tackles and one interception of Bo-Levi Mitchell in the 104th Grey Cup helping the Redblacks to victory.

Richards played 21 games at Emporia State University (2011-2012) finishing with 73 tackles and five interceptions, after starting his collegiate career at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (2009-2010).

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