Stampeders sign former NFL defensive lineman Dadi Nicolas

The Calgary Stampeders have signed former NFL defensive lineman Dadi Nicolas.

Nicolas was selected in the sixth round, 203rd overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2016 NFL draft. He played 11 games for the Chiefs in 2016 but missed the 2017 season due to injury. He has also spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos.

While in the NCAA, Nicolas played 49 games over four years at Virginia Tech University. He earned second-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference honours as a junior in 2014 after recording 71 tackles including 18.5 tackles for loss while adding nine sacks and one fumble recovery. For his career with the Hokies, Nicolas had 166 tackles including 36 tackles for loss, 17.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one interception.

The Port-au-Prince, Haiti native didn’t start playing football until his senior year of high school in Florida. The 27-year-old checks in at six-foot-three, 235 pounds. Nicolas recorded a 41-inch vertical jump with a 40-yard time of 4.74 at the 2016 NFL Combine. He earned over $1.1 million USD playing in the NFL.