The Toronto Argonauts announced today that the team has signed Canadian offensive lineman Josh Bourke.
“Josh Bourke is a fierce competitor with a championship pedigree,” said head coach Scott Milanovich. “On the field, he is one of the most talented and consistent offensive lineman to play in our league. He has tremendous character and epitomizes the type of teammate and person that we value.”
Bourke, a 6-7, 315-pound native of Windsor, ON, arrives in Toronto in 2016 for his 10th CFL season. In his career, he has played in 134 regular season games, starting 132 with the Montreal Alouettes.
“On the field, he is one of the most talented and consistent offensive lineman to play in our league.”
The Alouettes 2004 CFL Draft pick is an eight-time East Division All-Star and two-time CFL All-Star. He was also named the East Division’s Most Outstanding Lineman in 2011 and 2012, and the CFL’s Most Outstanding Lineman in 2011.
“I’d like to say thank you to the Toronto Argonauts organization for bringing me onboard for this historic 2016 campaign,” said the newest Argos addition. “It’s a big day for my family and I. I look forward to my new beginning in Toronto.”
Prior to officially signing with the Alouettes in 2007, the two-time Grey Cup Champion spent two seasons with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers after a productive career at Grand Valley State.
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