Calgary Stampeders acquire DL Ja’Gared Davis in trade with Hamilton Tiger-Cats

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The Calgary Stampeders have acquired defensive lineman Ja’Gared Davis from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2024 CFL Draft, per sources.

Davis signed with the Ticats as a free agent this past off-season after a one-year stint with the Toronto Argonauts. He recorded seven defensive tackles over Hamilton’s first five games of the year but was a healthy scratch in Week 7. Per sources, the team has been looking to trade him for the past few weeks.

The Stampeders lost veteran edge rusher James Vaughters to an injury this past week and is expected to be out for a while, possible even the rest of the season. The 30-year-old made 15 tackles, five sacks, and two forced fumbles over six games this season and was arguably the team’s most impactful defensive lineman.

Davis originally started his CFL career in Cowtown and has since dressed for a total of 94 games, recording 260 tackles, 49 sacks, and four interceptions. He has appeared in six consecutive Grey Cups as a member of the Stampeders (2016-18), Ticats (2019-21), and Argos (2022), winning two.

The SMU product got a $15,000 signing bonus to rejoin the Ticats in February and is due $132,500 in hard money with a maximum value of $173,000 in 2023. He also received a $5,000 bonus for reporting to training camp in Steeltown and passing his physical.

Calgary is scheduled to visit the Montreal Alouettes on Sunday, July 30 with kickoff slated for 7:00 p.m. EDT.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.