Calgary Stampeders boost defence by signing pair

Chargers ball-carrier Mike Willie is hauled down by the-Packers defender Otis Merrill in this game...

Chargers ball-carrier Mike Willie is hauled down by the-Packers defender Otis Merrill in this game in 2012. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images-AFP)

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:53 PM ET

Kyle Voss can have as many roommates as he wants in Calgary.

The Texas A&M linebacker was suspended for four games last season for a bizarre NCAA rules infraction after Voss reportedly let a teammate sleep on his couch for three nights.

Luckily, the CFL isn’t nearly as strict.

The Calgary Stampeders signed Voss and import defensive back Otis Merrill on Friday.

Merrill attended training camp with the Green Bay Packers in 2012 and was later added to the NFL club’s practice roster.

The 5-foot-11, 188-pounder was an all-Missouri Valley Football Conference second-team selection with Illinois State in ’11. The Cleveland native accumulated 41 tackles, four pass-breakups, a forced fumble and an interception.

In 32 games for the Cardinals, he recorded 76 tackles. Prior to transferring to Illinois State, he attended the University of Wisconsin and played in the ’08 Champs Sports Bowl.


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