CALGARY — Calgary Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel is pleased to announce that import linebacker Rod Davis has signed with the team. As per club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
In other transactions, the Stampeders have released import defensive lineman Anwar Stewart and import receiver/kick returner Jason Armstead.
Davis is a four-year CFL veteran who recorded 35 tackles, four special-teams tackles, five sacks, two fumble recoveries and three interceptions in 16 games for the Montreal Alouettes in 2012.
The Gulfport, Miss., native spent the first three seasons of his CFL career in Edmonton and registered 149 tackles, 22 special-teams tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and five interceptions in 41 regular-season games for the Eskimos. He also appeared in three playoff contests for Edmonton and accumulated 14 tackles.
“With Rod having spent the majority of his career up the road in Edmonton, I am very familiar with his abilities,” said Hufnagel. “He’s an excellent addition to our team and I look forward to seeing him perform in a Stampeders uniform.”
Prior to coming to the CFL, Davis played three seasons in the National Football League and played a total of 40 games — 39 for the Minnesota Vikings and one for Carolina Panthers. He has also played for the Philadelphia Soul in the Arena Football League. Prior to turning pro, Davis starred at Southern Mississippi and was twice a first-team all-Conference USA player.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to be a Stampeder,” said Davis. “It’s a team I know very well from my days in Edmonton and all the games we played against Calgary. It’s great to get a chance now to wear the red and white.”