Stampeders sign former NFL defensive lineman Cassanova McKinzy

Courtesy: Washington Football Team

The Calgary Stampeders have signed American defensive lineman Cassanova McKinzy.

After a standout NCAA career at Auburn University, the 28-year-old McKinzy signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted NFL free agent in 2016. He spent time with the Los Angeles Rams in 2016 and 2017 and signed with Washington in 2018.

Over the course of the 2018 and 2019 seasons with Washington, the six-foot-three, 252-pound McKinzy played six regular season games and collected one sack and two tackles including one tackle for loss.

In 58 games at linebacker over four seasons at Auburn, McKinzy recorded 265 tackles including 29.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, four passes defended, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions. In his senior season, he was third on the team with 74 tackles while leading Auburn with five sacks.