Redblacks sign defensive lineman A.C. Leonard

A.C. Leonard (99). (Mark Taylor/CP)

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Redblacks signed free-agent defensive lineman A.C. Leonard and defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy to one-year contracts Tuesday.

Leonard, 26, spent the last two seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He registered 66 tackles, 10 sacks and a forced fumble in 33 games.

"A.C. is a dynamic pass rusher and we’re looking forward to seeing him get after the quarterbacks this year," Ottawa head coach Rick Campbell said in a statement.

Purifoy, 25, is coming to the Redblacks after two seasons with the BC Lions.

He recorded 49 defensive tackles and three interceptions while playing in 18 games last year.

"Loucheiz is a skilled player that makes impact plays on the field," said Campbell. "We’re excited that he’s joining the Redblacks."

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