Argos sign two Americans: Davis and Powell

TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts Football Club announced today they have signed American WR/RT Jawill Davis and American DB Jordan Powell.

Davis, 24, was most recently selected by the Tampa Bay Vipers during the 2020 XFL Supplemental Draft after spending some time on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers practice squad in 2019. The 6’1, 191-pound receiver and return specialist’s departure from the Vipers was predicated on his desire and excitement to come to Toronto and play for the Argos and in the CFL. The Miami native was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Giants in 2018 and in seven games played Davis caught four balls for 40 yards while returning 12 punts and seven kicks for a total of 260 yards. Davis also spent time with the Green Bay Packers from May to August of 2019. Over five seasons, including a redshirt sophomore season, at Bethune Cookman (2013-2017) Davis hauled in 106 passes for 1,692 yards and 10 touchdowns and was named First Team All-MEAC in 2015.

Powell, 6’1 and 204-pounds, was signed an as undrafted free-agent by the Chicago Bears in 2019 and attended rookie mini-camp with the NFL team. The New Jersey native was a defensive standout for four years (2015-2018) at Division III Widener University in Pennsylvania. Powell was twice named First Team All-MAC (2017-2018) and was the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2017 after setting a new NCAA Division III record for defensive touchdowns with six. He finished the year with 53 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, two and a half sacks, four fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and six interceptions. For his career, the DB accumulated 137 tackles, 23.5 tackles for loss, four and a half sacks, eight interceptions, five fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles in 39 games.