Canadian defensive back Tevaughn Campbell signs with Las Vegas Raiders

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Canadian defensive back Tevaughn Campbell has signed with the Las Vegas Raiders, according to Aaron Wilson. He will join the team’s practice roster.

The 29-year-old was in training camp with the Los Angeles Chargers but was waived after suffering a knee injury.

The native of Scarborough, Ont. played 30 games with the team over the 2020 and 2021 seasons, starting 11 contests. He made 62 tackles, seven pass breakups, three forced fumbles, an interception, and a fumble recovery in that time, scoring two defensive touchdowns.

Campbell originally signed a contract with the New York Jets in January 2019. He was waived following training camp and the Chargers added him to the practice squad less than two weeks later, where he remained for the duration of that season.

The University of Regina product ran a CFL combine record 4.35 electronic 40-yard dash in 2015. He was selected by the Calgary Stampeders in the third round of that year’s draft and played four seasons with Calgary (2015), Saskatchewan (2016-2017), and Montreal (2017-2018). He also briefly played with Canada’s national rugby sevens team.

In 42 career CFL games, Campbell recorded 53 defensive tackles, nine special teams tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles, and four interceptions. He found the end zone three times on defence.

The Raiders are off to a 1-4 start this season with their lone win coming over the Denver Broncos in Week 4. The team was on a bye this past week and will host the Houston Texans on Sunday, Oct. 23 with kickoff scheduled for 12:05 p.m. EDT.