Argos sign former Alouettes, Stampeders all-star DB Tommie Campbell

The Toronto Argonauts have signed defensive back Tommie Campbell.

Campbell was released by the Montreal Alouettes prior to paying him his February 1 roster bonus.

According to 3DownNation insider Justin Dunk, Campbell was due $15,000 on February 1, $12,500 March 1 and $10,000 April 1. He was scheduled to make $70,000 in base salary, $18,000 in housing money with a $2,500 travel allowance plus available playtime and active roster bonuses for the 2020 season. For the 2019 campaign, Campbell earned approximately $150,000.

Campbell joins the Argos after spending the last two years in Montreal and the previous two in Calgary. Last season with the Alouettes he played in 16 games, finishing with 66 tackles, three interceptions and a pair of forced fumbles. He was named an East Division all-star for the second time in his career. He was a CFL all-star with Calgary in 2016.

“He’s a very good fit for how we plan to play,” Argos vice president of player personnel John Murphy said. “What we’re asking him to do he’ll ideally fit in. We know how productive he’s been.”

Prior to coming to the CFL, the 32-year-old native of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania spent a combined five seasons in the NFL with Tennessee and Jacksonville. The six-foot-three, 203-pound Campbell graduate of the University of Pittsburgh will be a key component of the Argos secondary.

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