Los Angeles Chargers release former Alouettes’ DL Jamal Davis II, Canadian OL Ryan Hunter

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The Los Angeles Chargers have released former Montreal Alouettes’ defensive lineman Jamal Davis and Canadian offensive lineman Ryan Hunter.

Davis played his first season in the CFL in 2021, suiting up in nine games with the Als while recording 17 tackles, four sacks, and scoring one defensive touchdown. He had workouts with a number of NFL teams before eventually electing to sign with the Chargers.

The six-foot-four, 250-pound pass rusher was a member of the Miami Dolphins in 2019, dressing for three games. 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 stint in the NFL.

Davis 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 previously attended the University of Pittsburgh.

Hunter went unselected in the 2018 NFL Draft but signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as a priority free agent. He spent two seasons with the team and won Super Bowl LIV prior to being released among final cuts in September 2020.

The native of North Bay, Ont. signed with the Chargers in October 2020 and has been on the team’s practice roster ever since. He has dressed for three career NFL games.

Hunter was a first-round pick of the Toronto Argonauts in the 2018 CFL Draft and the team continues to hold his exclusive rights north of the border.

The six-foot-three, 316-pound blocker was a three-year starter at Bowling Green State University.