Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Lions Sign Free-Agent Running Back Jeremiah Johnson to One-Year Deal

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Lions Sign Free-Agent Running Back Jeremiah Johnson to One-Year Deal

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Lions sign free-agent running back Johnson

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VANCOUVER - The B.C. Lions agreed to terms with running back Jeremiah Johnson and signed offensive lineman Levy Adcock on Wednesday.

The five-foot-nine, 210-pound Johnson, a native of Los Angeles, spent last season with Ottawa after splitting the 2014 campaign between the Toronto Argonauts and Redblacks.

Johnson ran for 448 yards on 97 carries with nine touchdowns last year. He appeared in 20 regular-season games the past two seasons with Ottawa and Toronto, rushing for 796 yards on 156 carries with 12 TDs while adding 62 catches for 434 yards and two touchdowns.

"Jeremiah is an experienced running back who has spent time in both the NFL and CFL," Lions head coach/GM Wally Buono said in a statement. …

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