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Thursday, September 6, 2018

ARGONAUTS SIGN JEFF KNOX JR.



TORONTO - The Toronto Argonauts announced today the signing of International LB Jeff Knox Jr. 

Knox Jr, 26, signed with Saskatchewan in 2015 and went on to have an All-Star season, racking up 112 tackles, good for second in the league, 10 special teams tackles, one interception and two fumble recoveries in 18 games. The 6'2, 225-pound linebacker played 17 games the following year, amassing 65 tackles, 19 special teams tackles, one sack, and two fumble recoveries. After the 2016 CFL campaign, Knox Jr. signed with the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, spending training camp with the team. After being released by the Bucs, Knox Jr. re-joined Saskatchewan in Week 8, playing the rest of the season, compiling 23 tackles, seven special teams tackles and one sack in eight games. The native of Pittsburgh, PA resigned with Tampa Bay after the season, was released and signed by the Washington Redskins and most recently spent time with the Tennessee Titans to the conclusion of their preseason. 

The California University of Pennsylvania alum, played four seasons for the Vulcans, spending time at both running back and linebacker. In 43 games, Knox Jr. rushed for 992 yards and 24 touchdowns while adding 118 tackles and 7.5 sacks on the defensive end. 


4 comments:

Football Fan said...

Ouch! Hate to lose him but I don't know how we could have found a spot for him on our roster. If Shepley comes soon and is able to start at RT fairly soon that might have opened up another import spot on defence, but I would give that to Moncrief when he gets back, and before he gets back I'd give it to one of our extra DBs. Knox is a great player, but we have so many great players on defence right now that we just don't have room for him.

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Rod Pedersen said...

Ummmm ... wrong guy.

Scott Thompson said...

Agreed Football Fan, not sure how we could get him into the field. Best of luck Jeff!