September 28, 2015

Stampeders sign DB McDonald to practice roster Staff
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CALGARY – The Calgary Stampeders have added international defensive backs Brandon McDonald and Keith Lewis. McDonald is added to the active roster while Lewis goes to the practice roster.

In eight games for the Ottawa RedBlacks this season, McDonald registered 33 tackles, two interceptions and three knockdowns.

McDonald previously played two games for the Stampeders in 2014 and recorded two defensive tackles and one special-teams tackle. After being released by Calgary, he signed with Ottawa and recorded six tackles in two games.

In 80 career National Football League games with the Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he recorded 216 tackles, nine interceptions, two forced fumbles and one sack. In 2008, he returned a pick 98 yards for a touchdown.

Lewis attended training camp with the NFL’s New York Jets this season and was at Tampa Bay’s camp in 2014.

Collegiately, he played two seasons (2012-13) for Virginia University of Lynchburg. He had seven interceptions for the Dragons in 2013 including three that he returned for touchdowns and added 29 tackles and 15 pass breakups.

McDonald posted some photos on his Instagram account to celebrate the signing:


A photo posted by Brandon McDonald (@bmac_n_cheese) on Sep 28, 2015 at 8:40am PDT


A photo posted by Brandon McDonald (@bmac_n_cheese) on Sep 28, 2015 at 9:53am PDT

In other transactions, international defensive back Joe Burnett has been placed on the six-game injury list and international offensive lineman Nate Menkin has been released from the practice roster.