Toronto Argonauts sign veteran defensive backs Sears Jr., Gabriel to extensions

TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts signed defensive backs Jermaine Gabriel and Johnny Sears Jr. to one-year contract extensions through the 2018 season Tuesday.

Gabriel, 27, of Toronto, has played in 72 regular-season games with Toronto since being selected in second round, No. 17 overall, in the CFL draft. He appeared in 12 games last year — starting eight — and posted 25 tackles and one forced fumble.

Sears, 30, started seven games for Toronto last season. registering 28 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception.

Sears, an American, has previous CFL experience with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.



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