Defense continues to be the focus for Calgary as the Stampeders sign defensive back Josh Nurse.
The Stampeders announced the signing of Nurse on Twitter Wednesday.
Nurse was a key piece to the Utah Utes special teams during his time in college in 2017 and 2018. He was a starter at right corner for Utah in 2019 recording 27 tackles, six pass breakups, two tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble, and fumble recovery.
Nurse would go on to the NFL as an undrafted rookie. His NFL career started in Baltimore with the Ravens in 2020, but was released at the end of training camp. He would find a new home shortly afterwards with the Jacksonville Jaguars on their practice squad. The Jaguars would make Nurse active for two of the games during the season against Houston and Cleveland in November.
Nurse will be joining a secondary that led the CFL with 26 interceptions in 2019. Despite losing their top defensive back Tre Roberson to the NFL, the secondary has key players like Richard Leonard, DaShaun Amos, Royce Metchie, and Raheem Wilson. Where Nurse will be able to fit into Calgary will be on special teams which was a big part of his game in college. He also gives the Stampeders the depth they have been needing after losing multiple players during the long offseason.
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