The Toronto Argonauts have signed international free agent linebacker Taylor Reed to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday.
“Taylor is an established veteran who has solidified himself as one of the CFL’s top tacklers,” said Argos GM Jim Popp. “We’re excited to add a player of his calibre to our defence and we look forward to his contributions in 2018.”
Reed, 26, joins the Argos after enjoying a career year with the Ottawa REDBLACKS, recording 94 tackles and four sacks in the nation’s capital before becoming a free agent on Feb. 13.
The news comes on the same day the Argos also brought back free agent middle linebacker Bear Woods, giving the team a solid stable of veteran linebackers that also includes Marcus Ball and Khalil Bass.
Over the span of five CFL seasons, Reed has collected 315 defensive tackles, 17 sacks, two interceptions and five forced fumbles. He’s appeared in two Grey Cups, including Ottawa’s Grey Cup Championship over the Calgary Stampeders in 2016.