B.C. Lions part ways with American LB Dyshawn Davis

Following a blowout loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the B.C. Lions have already made a change. Veteran American linebacker Dyshawn Davis, who was the team’s healthy scratch last night, has been released. He played two games for the Lions this season, recording one special teams tackle and a forced fumble.

Davis returned to the Lions as a free agent last year after suiting up in 35 games over two seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The six-foot-two, 230-pound linebacker enjoyed a career year in 2018 with 13 defensive tackles plus 22 stops and a forced fumble on special teams.

The Camden, New Jersey native first joined the Lions in 2016 training camp and would suit up in five games over the next two seasons.

Prior to moving north, Davis enjoyed a productive four-year college career at Syracuse. In his senior year Davis recorded 53 solo tackles with a remarkable 37.5 of those going for a loss. He then signed with the Washington Football Team in 2015 as a non-drafted free agent, appearing in three pre-season games.