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Defensive Lineman Added to Practice Roster

August 13, 2019 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Calgary Stampeders News Release

The Calgary Stampeders have added American defensive lineman Anthony Johnson to the practice roster.

Here is more information on the newcomer:

Anthony Johnson


Defensive lineman

College: LSU

Height: 6.03

Weight: 275

Born: Jan. 24, 1993

Birthplace: New Orleans, LA


Johnson appeared in a total of 22 National Football League games with the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts over three seasons (2014, 2016-17) and recorded 15 tackles and one fumble recovery.

Prior to turning pro,Johnson played 40 games - including 16 starts - over three seasons at Louisiana State University. Johnson finished his career with the Tigers with 77 tackles including 22 tackles for loss and seven sacks. He earned second-team all-Southeastern Conference honours in 2013 after recording 35 tackles including nine tackles for loss and three sacks in 13 games.

He was named Louisiana's high school player of the year in 2010 and set a state record with 67.5 career sacks.

In other transaction news, the Stampeders have released national offensive lineman Zack Williams from the practice roster. Williams will remain with the team as he continues to rehab from an injury.

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