February 19, 2020

Lions sign Dyshawn Davis to one-year deal

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VANCOUVER — The BC Lions announced on Wednesday that the team has signed linebacker Dyshawn Davis to a one-year contract.

The six-foot-two, 230-pounder originally cracked the Lions roster out of training camp in 2016 and would appear in five games over the next two seasons.

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His big breakout season came in 2018 where he showed his prowess on special teams with 22 tackles and a forced fumble while also adding 13 tackles on defence. He made his CFL playoff debut in the 2018 Eastern Semi-Final at Hamilton.

The 27-year-old spent 2019 with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and registered 16 total tackles in 18 games.

Davis enjoyed a productive four-year college career at Syracuse (2011-14), appearing in 49 total games. He was a dominant force in his senior year, recording 53 solo tackles with 37.5 of those going for a loss. He then signed with the Washington Redskins as a non-drafted free agent in 2015 and would go on to dress in three pre-season contests.