Alouettes release DL Jamal Davis II to sign with Los Angeles Chargers

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The Los Angeles Chargers are signing former Montreal Alouettes’ defensive lineman Jamal Davis II, according to Herb Zurkowsky of the Montreal Gazette.

The six-foot-four, 250-pound edge rusher recorded 17 tackles, four sacks, and one touchdown in nine games in 2021. He started all nine regular season games for which he dressed as well as the East Semi-Final against Hamilton, in which he made one tackle.

The Canton, Ohio native played for the Akron University Zips for two years to finish his NCAA career. In his senior season he made 48 solo tackles, 34 assisted tackles, 5.5 quarterback sacks and forced one fumble. He started his collegiate time in 2015 at the University of Pittsburgh before transferring to Akron to finish.

During the 2019 football season, Davis played in the NFL with Miami, dressing for three games with the Dolphins. He also spent time with the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns. The 26-year-old earned over $230,000 during his first time around in the NFL.

The Als officially released Davis II to pursue NFL opportunities on Monday.