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Tuesday, December 22, 2015


CALGARY - The Calgary Stampeders have re-signed international defensive back Joe Burnett.

Burnett took over a starting job at cornerback in Week 6 and totalled 25 tackles, three tackles for loss, a fumble recovery, eight knockdowns and two interceptions on the year. He also returned 12 punts for 139 yards.

Burnett suffered a season-ending injury on Sept. 25 in Winnipeg.

"Joe played great football at cornerback for us and it was unfortunate that his season was cut short by injury,'' said Stampeders general manager John Hufnagel in a statement. "I look forward to seeing Joe back at full strength and speed in training camp so that he can try to pick up where he left off.''

Burnett played three seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos before signing with Calgary on April 10, 2015. He was a CFL all-star in 2012 when he led the league with six interceptions.


VANCOUVER (CP) - The B.C. Lions have signed Canadian defensive lineman David Menard to an extension through the 2017 season.

Menard, the Lions' fourth-round selection in the 2014 CFL draft, has appeared in all 36 regular-season games over the past two years.

The former University of Montreal standout has 25 defensive tackles and eight sacks as back-up along the defensive line.

Menard was set to enter the option year of his previous contract.

"David has been a very productive player for us and we expect him to continue to develop into an effective defensive lineman,'' said general manager and head coach Wally Buono in a statement. "Talented Canadian depth is critical to our success and having a player like David here for the next two years is a big signing for us.''

The Menard signing caps off a busy past two weeks for the Lions, who also signed Canadians Kirby Fabien and Eric Fraser to new contracts as well as international receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux.

(Canadian Press)

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