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Tuesday, May 16, 2017


CALGARY - The Calgary Stampeders have added quarterback Ricky Stanzi and a pair of running backs to their rookie-camp roster.

Stanzi, 29, spent time with six different NFL teams after he was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2011, but didn't see any game action.

The six-foot-four, 220-pound pivot threw for a career 7,377 yards and 56 touchdowns with 31 interceptions for the University of Iowa.

He led the Hawkeyes to an Orange Bowl victory over Georgia Tech in 2010.

Stanzi was 26-9 as Iowa's starter and passed for 3,004 yards, 25 touchdowns and six interceptions in his senior year.

The Stampeders gained and shed a quarterback Tuesday when they released Nick Arbuckle.

Calgary has also brought international running backs Jacobi Green and Terry Williams on board.

Green, 24, tried out for the NFL's Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers last year.

The five-foot-nine, 204 pound back racked up a career 28 touchdowns on 2,969 rushing yards, and 704 catching yards for six touchdowns for the University of Richmond Spiders.

Williams, 25, spent time in the New York Jets organization last year and attended the Carolina Panthers mini-camp earlier this month.

The five-foot-nine, 203-pound alumnus of Kutztown University rushed for 817 yards and 13 touchdowns, with five catches for 68 yards and a major for the Golden Bears in 2015.

CFL rookie camps open May 24 with main camps starting four days later.

(Canadian Press)


Anonymous said...

Monkey see, monkey do. When are these other clubs going to develope their own team ideas and quit stealing from the text book on how to build a championship team by football guru's Mr Jone/Mr Murphy. 6'4 former NFL qb ala Mr Vince Young. C'mon now Huffnagl/Dickensen.

Anonymous said...

I don't see the connection. Jones is chasing guys who had NFL careers like Young & Vick. Stanzi has never had any playing time. He's not a star past his prime trying to resurrect his career. Most of the QB's in the CFL have had looks in the NFL. Durant had a shot with the Baltimore Ravens, Nichols was in the Dallas camp, Ray had a look in New York with the Jets. Bringing Stanzi in is not the same as bringing Young in. I'm not sure that Jones' has a "textbook" on building a team because this is his 1st shot @ it. He didn't "build' the Eskimos, not when you consider the majority of the starters were off that 4-14 team - look at the rosters. With new starters at the very least at QB, RB, 2 new receivers, Dennis & Best's replacement on the OL, 2 new DT's, 2 replacements for Foster & Knox at LB & at least 2 new DB's, his rebuild last year wasn't very successful - the result, 5-13. That's AT LEAST 12 new starters on defence & offence coming up. Some textbook. I don't see anyone stealing from THAT textbook. As Durant said, lack of continuity was the problem last year. Welcome to more of the same this year.

Anonymous said...

Huffer must have found a stone that Jones didn't look under.