Redblacks draft pick, DL Mehdi Abdesmad signs with Bucs

Canadian defensive lineman Mehdi Abdesmad has been signed by the Tampa Bay Bucs.

He was waived by the Titans on August 21.

The 25-year-old played in two games during his rookie season in the NFL making one tackle. Abdesmad was the only Canadian invited o the 2016 NFL combine. He went undrafted but signed with Tennesee as a priority free agent immediately after the draft.

Ottawa selected the Montreal, Quebec native in the third round, 25th overall in the CFL draft.

Following a season-ending knee injury in 2014 at Boston College, Abdesmad stayed healthy in 2015 for the Eagles, playing in 11 games, notching 49 tackles, 15 for loss and 5.5 sacks.

Abdesmad has gotten another NFL opportunity.




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