Toronto Argonauts sign former Texas A&M standout Tyree Johnson

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The Toronto Argonauts have signed American defensive lineman Tyree Johnson, the team announced on Monday.

The six-foot-four, 248-pound edge rusher played 47 games over four seasons with Texas A&M, recording 100 tackles, 23.5 tackles for loss, 18 sacks, and three forced fumbles. He was named All-SEC Freshman in his first year with the Aggies in 2018 and second-team All-SEC as a senior in 2021 after making nine tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks.

The 23-year-old signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers after going unselected in the 2022 NFL Draft but was released by the team in training camp.

Johnson recorded 21 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press at last year’s NFL Combine but did not participate in the other testing events.