Stampeders sign former NFL defensive back D.J. Killings

Photo courtesy: Las Vegas Raiders

The Calgary Stampeders have signed American defensive back D.J. Killings.

The five-foot-10, 195-pound cover man signed with the New England Patriots in 2017 and later joined the Philadelphia Eagles. He was on the birds practice squad when Philadelphia won Super Bowl LII.

The 25-year-old Killings has also been a member of the Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers and Las Vegas Raiders. He’s played in one career NFL regular season game. After opting out of the 2020 NFL season, the Raiders released him in March.

At Central Florida University, Killings played four years and was a starter for two. In 36 career games for the Knights, he made 99 tackles including eight tackles for loss, defended 22 passes, grabbed five interceptions including one returned for a touchdown, one forced fumble and one sack. As a freshman, Killings was named to the American Athletic Conference’s all-academic team.

Killings killed his pro day at UCF. He ran a 4.48 forty-yard dash, 6.97 three-cone, 4.21 shuttle, recorded a 37.5-inch vertical, 10-foot-four-inch broad jump, and added 22 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press.