Former Stamps DB Trumaine Washington signs with XFL’s Orlando Guardians

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Former Calgary Stampeders defensive back Trumaine Washington has been signed by the XFL’s Orlando Guardians.

The 27-year-old was released by the Stamps on February 6, ahead of the opening of free agency. He started 12 games this past season, playing primarily at boundary halfback and recording 42 defensive tackles, two interceptions, and one touchdown.

The Louisville product led the CFL in interceptions with five in 2021 while playing for the Edmonton Elks but was cut in training camp last season.

The five-foot-nine, 190-pound defender has dressed for 51 career CFL games with the Toronto Argonauts, Edmonton Elks, and Stamps, recording 153 defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, 12 interceptions, two forced fumbles, and one touchdown.

The XFL season is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, February 18.