The five-foot-11, 195-pound Ford spent the last two seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Ford was an East Division all-star in 2013 after rushing for 594 yards and two touchdowns while adding seven catches for 41 yards in 13 regular-season games.
Ford, 27, also registered 45 kickoff returns for 1,047 yards and two TDs and was twice named the league's special-teams player of the week.
Ford was released by the Bombers earlier this season without appearing in a game.
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