(Edmonton) The Edmonton Eskimos have signed free agent import offensive lineman Belton Johnson to a practice roster agreement, the club announced today.
Johnson has spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats where he was active in 21 games. Johnson has also spent time with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL.
The Mississippi native was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2003 before being released. Johnson played four years of college football for the University of Mississippi, where he was tasked with protecting Eli Manning.
Eskimo General Manager Eric Tillman says, "We're pleased to be able to add a player with Belton's CFL experience to our practice roster. He has started in this league at right tackle, left tackle and inside at guard, too, so Belton provides us with a lot of versatility if he's called on to play in the future."
Height: 6’5 Weight: 310lbs
Born: July 23, 1980 – Coffeeville, MS