Ravens host five CFLers for tryouts including Grey Cup MVP

Baltimore had a handful of CFL players in for workouts on Thursday.

Stampeders running back and return man Roy Finch, Eskimos running back Travon Van, Argos receiver DeVier Posey, Stampeders defensive lineman Ja’Gared Davis and Riders linebacker Jeff Knox.

Finch had a stellar season leading the CFL in punt return yards (1,200) and yards per return (16.4 among players with a minimum of five tries) and his 103-yard effort for a touchdown in Week 7 against Toronto was the longest punt return so far this season. Those totals earned Finch the Most Outstanding Special Teams Player award. He’s a dynamic weapon on offence too, producing 114 rush yards on 21 carries and recording 18 receptions for 133 yards, including 79 yards after the catch.

Van had 71 carries for 283 yards and three touchdowns while adding 17 catches for 69 yards and one touchdown in six games for Edmonton last season. The 26-year-old has 152 carries for 705 yards and five touchdowns plus 37 receptions for 216 yards and on major in 18 career CFL games.

Posey made seven catches for 175 yards and a record-setting touchdown in the Argos CFL championship game victory against Calgary. He had 52 receptions for 744 yards and seven touchdowns in 12 regular season games in 2017 becoming a dynamic receiver in Toronto’s offence. He was originally drafted by the Texans in the third round, 68th overall in the 2012 NFL draft. The Ohio State product made 22 catches for 272 yards over three seasons in Houston.

Davis has played in 28 games over the last two seasons with Calgary registering 64 tackles, 16 sacks, five forced fumbles, one interception and one touchdown. The 27-year-old went undrafted in the 2013 NFL, but he’s played in seven career games for the Patriots and Redskins making five tackles.

Knox was among the final cuts after the Tampa Bay Bucs completed training camp. He rejoined Saskatchewan for eight games making 23 tackles, seven special teams tackles and one sack in 2017. The 25-year-old had played the two previous seasons with the Riders making 177 tackles, 29 special teams tackles, one sack and one interception in 35 games, earning CFL West all-star honours after his rookie CFL season in 2015.

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