February 25, 2022

Roughriders Bring In American Defensive Back Josh Nurse

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American defensive back Josh Nurse. 

Nurse (6’3-200) was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2020. Nurse went on to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars and suited up for two regular-season games. The 25-year-old returns to the CFL as a Roughrider after signing with the Stampeders before 2021 training camp. 

Collegiately, Nurse played 40 games over three seasons (2017-19) with the Utah Utes. The Georgia native played primarily on special teams at the start of his time at Utah but made ten starts on defence as a senior. He earned 34 career defensive tackles, including two tackles for loss, six passes defended, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Prior to Utah, Nurse attended Blinn College in 2016 and played six games at receiver at Georgia Military College in 2016.