Friday, January 13, 2017

Jeff Knox Junior To NFL

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For the second time in a week, the Bucs have added a player from the Canadian Football League, signing former Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker Jeff Knox Jr. on Friday night.

Knox, 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, has played the last two seasons in the CFL, with 112 tackles as a rookie in 2015, breaking a team record set by current NFL linebacker Jerrell Freeman. He had 65 tackles and another 19 on special teams (fifth-highest in CFL) in 2016 and is the second CFL player to sign with the Bucs, following receiver Derel Walker.

The 24-year-old played Division II college football at California University of Pennsylvania, just south of his hometown of Pittsburgh. He had 11.5 tackles for loss including 7.5 sacks as a senior in 2014, with four forced fumbles.

Knox's signing was first reported by; Chip Smith, a performance coach based in Atlanta, posted a video of Knox signing his three-year contract with the Bucs. As with most players signing futures contracts, he'll face tough odds to make the team, though the Bucs have a limited number of linebackers under contract for 2017.

(Tampa Bay Times)


Anonymous said...

Bad for the Riders, but great for Jeff.

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Anonymous said...

He's lucky to get out of here, he was digressing under Jones' tuterage.

Anonymous said...

Love it, farm system for NFL