Argos sign former NFL draft pick, linebacker Travis Feeney

The Toronto Argonauts have signed American linebacker Travis Feeney.

The 27-year-old Feeney was selected in the sixth round, 220th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2016 NFL Draft and spent most of the season on the practice squad.

The six-foot-four, 230-pound linebacker was released by Pittsburgh in December of 2016. He spent time with the New Orleans Saints in 2017 and the San Diego Fleet of the Alliance of American Football league in 2019.

The Richmond, California native played four seasons at the University of Washington (2012-2015) where he racked up 248 tackles, 33.5 tackles for loss, 15.5 sacks, four interceptions, two fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles in 41 career games for the Huskies. Feeney was named second-team Pac-12 All-Conference and the team’s defensive player of the year following his senior season.

Feeney has elite athleticism with a 4.50 40-yard time, 40-inch vertical, 10-foot, 10-inch broad jump, which could be used in various ways as a CFL defender.

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