Canadian linebacker Henoc Muamba signs NFL deal with Cowboys

Canadian Henoc Muamba. (Liam Richards/CP)

Canadian linebacker Henoc Muamba has agreed to a contract with the Dallas Cowboys, per sources.

Muamba was entertaining multiple offers from other NFL teams. The linebacker’s agent, Jonathan Hardaway, was contacted to confirm the deal but would not comment.

The 27-year-old had been a free agent since the Montreal Alouettes released him back in February.

Muamba’s 2015 saw the Indianapolis Colts release him at the end of training camp. Then he signed a big-money deal, by CFL standards, with the Als where he played the last four games of the season, recording 14 tackles and one interception.

Winnipeg selected the ratio-breaking Canuck linebacker No. 1 overall in the 2011 CFL Draft. Muamba played mostly special teams in 2011 before becoming a starter on defence, making 65 tackles with three sacks, in 2012. The following season saw Muamba really breakout when he registered 106 tackles, one sack, one interception, one fumble recovery and a defensive touchdown. That production made him a CFL All-Star in 2013.

After standing out up north, NFL teams took interest and Muamba signed with Indianapolis in 2014. He played 13 games for the Colts making six tackles and was a major contributor on special teams.

When Muamba was released by Indianapolis he worked out for the New York Giants, Green Bay Packers and went on a Canadian CFL tour.

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