Canadian defensive back Tevaughn Campbell claimed by Jacksonville Jaguars

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Canadian defensive back Tevaughn Campbell has been claimed by the Jacksonville Jaguars from the Las Vegas Raiders’ practice roster, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.

The 29-year-old was in training camp with the Los Angeles Chargers but was waived after suffering a knee injury. He joined the Raiders on Monday, Oct. 17.

The native of Scarborough, Ont. played 30 games with the Chargers 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 Jaguars (2-5) are coming off a 23-17 loss to the New York Giants and have lost four consecutive games. The club’s next game will be played against the Denver Broncos at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 9:30 a.m. EDT.