Stampeders sign former Redblacks’ DB Brad Muhammad, two others

The Calgary Stampeders have signed American defensive back Brad Muhammad, who spent last season with the Ottawa Redblacks, as well as American receivers Juston Christian and Khalil McClain.

Muhammad played five games for the Redblacks in 2021, recording 14 tackles including two tackles for loss and one knockdown. He started three games at field-side cornerback and two at field-side halfback. His agent Kenny Kim of Summit Athletes negotiated the contract.

The five-foot-eleven, 190-pound cover man was with the Cedar Rapids River Kings of the Indoor Football League in 2018 and the Albany Empire of the Arena Football League in 2021.

The 26-year-old played two seasons at Florida International and appeared in seven games, making 11 total tackles and two pass breakups as a walk-in in 2013. He was dismissed from the team for a time but remained at the school and eventually rejoined the Panthers and was placed on scholarship.

Muhammad was named second-team all-Conference USA in 2017 after playing 13 games and recording 53 tackles and four interceptions. He also had five pass breakups.

Christian signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2019 but was released before rookie camp because of a thumb injury. He signed with the Indoor Football League’s Massachusetts Pirates in 2021.

The six-foot, 188-pound target had a record-breaking career at Marist College. He had 189 career catches for the Red Foxes and set school records with 4,069 receiving yards and 34 touchdowns. He had single-season highs of 60 catches as a junior and 1,155 yards and a school-record 15 touchdowns during his senior season.

In 2018, Christian cracked the 100-yard mark five times in 11 games including 274 yards and three touchdowns in a game at Columbia and 246 yards and three majors in a home contest against Davidson.

The 24-year-old earned second-team all-Pioneer Football League honours as a freshman and was first-team all-conference in each of his final three seasons.

McClain signed as undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears in 2021 and also spent time with the Miami Dolphins.

The six-foot-four, 222-pound target played 23 games over two seasons at Troy. In 2020, he shared the Trojans team lead with six receiving touchdowns and made 32 catches for 383 yards.

In his first season with Troy, McClain had 45 receptions for 562 yards and seven majors. He spent the 2018 season at Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College and had 27 catches for 452 yards and five touchdowns. McClain started his collegiate career at Tulane and dressed for two games as a backup quarterback.