Hamilton Tiger-Cats bolster defense with addition of 6-time all-star Micah Johnson


Published February 9, 2022 at 11:24 am

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats signed six-time all-star American defensive lineman Micah Johnson. He's played in 108 games over an eight-year Canadian Football League career
Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Andrew Harris (33) fights with Saskatchewan Roughriders' Micah Johnson (2) and Christian Campbell (38) during first half CFL action in Winnipeg, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Wednesday (Feb. 8) the football club has signed six-time all-star American defensive lineman Micah Johnson.

“Micah has proven throughout his career to be a dominant force in this league,” said Ticats head coach and president of football operations, Orlondo Steinauer. “We’re excited to welcome Micah and his family to the City of Hamilton and the Tiger-Cats organization.”

Johnson, 33, started 12 games at defensive tackle for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2021, registering 19 total tackles, eight tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, and one pass knockdown.

The six-foot-two, 278-pound native of Columbus, Georgia has played 108 games over his eight-year Canadian Football League career with the Roughriders (2019, 21) and the Calgary Stampeders (2013-18). He is a three-time CFL all-star (2016, 17, 18), a three-time divisional all-star (2016, 17, 18) and a two-time Grey Cup champion with the Stampeders (2014, 18).

Prior to joining the CFL, the University of Kentucky product spent time with the National Football League’s New York Giants (2010), Miami Dolphins (2010), Kansas City Chiefs (2010-11), Cincinnati Bengals (2011-12), and Green Bay Packers (2013).

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