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Hamilton Tiger-Cats Arlan Bruce III (left) leaps over Calgary Stampeders defenders Brandon Isaac during the first half of the home opener CFL game in Hamilton, Ont., on Saturday, July 10, 2010. (Adrien Veczan/The Canadian Press)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Arlan Bruce III (left) leaps over Calgary Stampeders defenders Brandon Isaac during the first half of the home opener CFL game in Hamilton, Ont., on Saturday, July 10, 2010. (Adrien Veczan/The Canadian Press)

Argos sign defensive back Brandon Isaac Add to ...

The Calgary Stampeders had always hoped Brandon Isaac would return to the team. Instead, the veteran defensive back chose to return to his former coach,

The Toronto Argonauts announced Tuesday they had signed Isaac to a two-year deal that reunites him defensive co-ordinator Chris Jones. Isaac and Jones worked together for two seasons with the Stampeders.

Jones jumped to the Argos this off-season while Isaac explored his NFL options before signing as a free agent with Toronto. Jones said of Isaac: “He is versatile and can play six positions within our defence, plus he is able to blitz. He is a hard worker with tremendous character and is a film studier. We are excited he’s decided to join us at the Argos.”

In two seasons with Calgary, Isaac made 46 total tackles and three sacks. He also played in the Arena Football League and with the University of South Carolina, where he was a teammate of current Argos’ running back Cory Boyd.

“This is a great opportunity to be with an organization that is on the way up and doing the right things to become a winning program,” Isaac said in a release. “It’s great to be back with Coach Jones. We have a solid relationship and we are both hard-working guys who want to win.”

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