These Players Split Their Time Between The NFL And The CFL

Football | 4/9/19

The journey to the NFL isn’t always a smooth transition. Some players resort to playing in other professional leagues only to prove themselves, which is how the Canadian Football League became a haven for players. It’s an option for someone who is trying to break through the NFL or for someone who’s near the end of their prime. While the quality of play is vastly different in Canada, it’s a stepping stone for anyone that wants to see Sunday football.

Dominique Davis Went From Atlanta To Ottawa

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The quarterback was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Davis was the team’s third-string quarterback behind Luke McCown and Matt Ryan. He was waived in 2014 but signed with the Tennessee Titans later that summer.

Eventually, Davis ended up signing with the Calgary Stampeders in 2015. The East Carolina alum would also play for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, playing in one game. In 2018, he signed with the Ottawa Redblacks as the backup to Trevor Harris.