Argos make it official: all-star DB T.J. Heath returns to Toronto

The Argos have officially signed defensive back T.J. Heath to a one-year contract through the 2018 season.

3DownNation insider Justin Dunk reported the news first on Tuesday.

“T.J. is a proven playmaker who has played at a very high level since arriving in the CFL,” said Argos GM Jim Popp said in a statement. “We’re excited to add another talented defensive back and ball-hawk like T.J. to the secondary.”

The 30-year-old returns to Toronto after playing 10 games with the Argos in 2016. Heath posted 37 defensive tackles, three special teams tackles, one tackle for a loss, five interceptions, and five pass knockdowns before being traded to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers along with the No. 1 overall selection in the 2017 CFL draft for quarterback Drew Willy.

The six-foot-one, 181-pounder has played in 34 career CFL games between Toronto and Winnipeg, recording 115 defensive tackles, five special teams tackles, two tackles for a loss, one sack, two quarterback pressures, 12 interceptions, 14 pass knockdowns, and one defensive touchdown. Heath was named a CFL and West Division all-star in both 2016  and 2017.

Prior to joining the Argos as a free agent in 2016, Heath spent time with the NFL’s Giants, Falcons, Panthers, Dolphins, Browns, Bills, Bengals, and Jaguars.


4 Comments on Argos make it official: all-star DB T.J. Heath returns to Toronto

  1. BlueBomberChris // February 14, 2018 at 5:30 pm //

    I propose a September trade again. One backup Wpg QB for TJ and the first overall pick in 2019…think history will repeat itself lol?

  2. Dan Bombers // February 14, 2018 at 5:33 pm //

    Definitely a ball hawk but not the greatest tackler and not very physical was his downside good luck tj

  3. Glad to here he is back in TO. Welcome back TJ Heath.

  4. Blackhawk89 // February 14, 2018 at 10:48 pm //

    He’s allergic to making tackles

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