Canadian defensive back signs contract with NFL's Green Bay Packers

Canadian defensive back Tyrell Ford has signed a deal with the NFL's Green Bay Packers.

Ford, 24, spent last season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, who made the native of Niagara Falls, Ont., their first pick, No. 13 overall, in the 2022 CFL draft out of Waterloo.

Ford had 10 tackles (three solo) in 18 games last season with the Bombers, who released Ford on Tuesday to pursue NFL opportunities.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 10, 2023.

The Canadian Press