Former CFL defensive back DaShaun Amos signs with Green Bay Packers

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The Calgary Stampeders released American defensive back DaShaun Amos in order to allow him pursue an opportunity in the National Football League.

That comes courtesy the Green Bay Packers.

Amos has had NFL workouts with the Packers, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals since the CFL season ended. He was slated to become a CFL free agent in February.

In 2019, his first full season in Canada, Amos earned West Division all-star recognition. The East Carolina University alum made 17 starts at defensive halfback and finished tied for third in the CFL with five interceptions.

He returned one of the interceptions for a touchdown during the Stamps’ Labour Day rematch victory over the Edmonton Eskimos. Amos added 42 defensive tackles, one special teams tackle and eight knockdowns.

In 19 career regular season games over two seasons with Calgary, Amos had 52 defensive tackles and five interceptions. Playing in the CFL has earned Amos another shot to make a roster south of the border. The 25-year-old was at New York Giants training camp in 2017 as an undrafted free agent, but he was released prior to the beginning of the regular season.