Stampeders sign former NFL linebacker Corey James

The Calgary Stampeders have signed former NFL linebacker Corey James.

James was selected in the sixth round, 194th overall by the Oakland Raiders in the 2016 NFL draft.

He played 26 games and made 14 starts for the Raiders over the 2016 and 2017 seasons, accumulating 104 total tackles and forcing two fumbles. The 26-year-old was placed on injured reserve on December 13, 2017, and waived with a failed physical designation on May 4, 2018.

In the NCAA, James played 51 games over four seasons at Colorado State University and finished his collegiate career fourth on the Rams’ all-time list with 24 sacks. He also had 230 total tackles including 41.5 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and three passes defended. In 2012, his 7.5 sacks set a school record for freshmen.