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Knights in the Pros: North of the border edition

Westerman and Underwood shine in CFL, again.

New England Patriots v New York Jets
Westerman had had even more to celebrate in Canada.
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Professional football is not just played in the good, old U.S. of A. We have seen JJ Jennings star in the World League, Scott Erney previously starred in the second incarnation of the World League, Chas Dodd ended up in Italy, but the most football outside of America is just north of the border.

With so many NFL Knights on bye week, there was time to provide an update on the CFL participation.

Jamal Westerman is in his third year in the CFL, all with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Jamal who is a Brooklyn native played some of his high school football in Ontario so it was a homecoming of sorts. He burst on the scene with 17 sacks in 2015, following it up with 8 last year and now 7 in 2017 to go along with 2 forced fumbles. Winnipeg faces the division rival Edmonton Eskimos, the former team of Ed Jones, in next weekend’s CFL semi-finals.

Super Bowl XLVI - Media Day
Underwood was the “buzz” at media day in 2012.
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Tiquan Underwood is in his 4th season playing in Canada after his days in the NFL. After two years with Hamilton, Tiquan joined the Montreal Alouettes in 2016 adding 8 catches and a TD. The speedster hauled in a 51 yard bomb for a TD earlier this year before being hobbled by an injury. Despite being slowed, Underwood finished with 34 catches for 502 yards and two touchdowns on the year. Montreal however will miss the playoffs.

Demaso Munoz is still listed as a player in the league though he has not played for any team this year. In The Grey Cup a season ago, he did lead the champion Ottawa Redblacks defense to the title with his 10 tackles. He added one on special teams for good measure. Despite his success, he remains a free agent.

If you have news on former Knights playing somewhere else in the world, share the wealth in the comments below!

Navy v Rutgers
Munoz always made plenty of tackles.
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