Packing a punch: Argos sign former NFL defensive back Mike Tyson

Photo courtesy: Houston Texans

The Toronto Argonauts have signed American defensive back Mike Tyson.

The 27-year-old Tyson was selected in the sixth round, 187th overall by the Seattle Seahawks during the 2017 NFL Draft. He spent parts of that season on the active roster and practice squad, but did not step on the field during the regular season.

The following year the six-foot-one, 210-pound DB was signed by the Houston Texans and played 10 games recording five tackles. Tyson was most recently claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers in 2019. He’s earned over $780,000 USD in the NFL.

The University of Cincinnati alum played four seasons with the Bearcats (2013-2016) and tallied 137 tackles, 18 pass deflections, 7.5 tackles for loss, and seven interceptions in 43 games.

At the 2017 NFL Combine, Tyson recorded a 4.56 forty-yard time, 33-inch vertical jump, and 17 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press.