Roughriders sign former NFL offensive lineman Ka’John Armstrong

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American offensive lineman Ka’John Armstrong.

The six-foot-five, 300-pound Armstrong was signed by the Cleveland Browns in 2019 as an undrafted free agent. The 25-year-old spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons, suiting up in three pre-season games.

In the NCAA, the Detroit native played 43 games over four seasons at Eastern Michigan University (2014-2018) while taking snaps at both left tackle and guard. As a sophomore he was part of an offensive line that allowed the second fewest tackles for loss in the FBS. That year the team also set a school record with 5,917 yards on offence.

Saskatchewan also signed Global fullback Christopher Ezeala.

The six-foot, 251-pound Ezeala spent two seasons (2018-2019) on the Baltimore Ravens practice roster as part of the NFL’s International Player Pathway Program, playing in nine pre-season games.

In Germany, the 25-year-old played for the Ingolstadt Dukes in 2017 contributing on offence, defence and special teams. He rushed for 206 yards and one touchdown, made 61 tackles, 19 tackles for a loss and 10 sacks and recorded nine punts for 326 yards. He played linebacker for the Allgau Comets in 2015 and 2016 recording 144 tackles, 31 tackles for a loss, five sacks, one interception, one pass deflection and one fumble recovery.