Calgary Stampeders 2014 Training Camp - News and Notes

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    The 2014 Calgary Stampeders Training Camp is upon us.

    As always, StampsFans.com will continue to bring all the News and Notes from the camp!

    Practice Schedule

    Rookie camp
    May 29 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
    May 30 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

    Main camp
    June 1 9:05 a.m. and 4:20 p.m.
    June 2 9:05 a.m. and 4:20 p.m.
    June 3 9:05 a.m. and 4:20 p.m.
    June 4 9:05 a.m.
    June 5 9:05 a.m. and 4:20 p.m.
    June 6 9:05 a.m. and 4:20 p.m.
    June 7 9:05 a.m. and 4:20 p.m.
    June 8 9:05 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Red & White mock game)
    June 9 3:30 p.m.
    June 10 9:05 a.m. and 4:20 p.m.
    June 11 9:05 a.m. and 4:20 p.m.
    June 12 9:05 a.m. and 4:20 p.m.
    June 13 Walkthrough at 10 a.m.
    June 14 Pre-season vs Wpg. at 7 p.m.

    All listed practices are at McMahon Stadium unless otherwise noted and are open to the public. Please note that there is no filming or photography allowed during practices.
     
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    Stampeders 2014 training camp depth chart
    The Calgary Stampeders put the final touches on the training camp roster this week and unveiled the preliminary depth chart.
    It’s not much different than the depth chart I posted last week, aside from Quincy Butler’s suspension meaning free-agent addition Josh Bell moves into a starting halfback spot, and the Stamps have Jeff Hecht listed as the starter at free safety, rather than third-year man Keenan MacDougall.
    Main training camp is scheduled to open Sunday, June 1.
    http://blogs.canoe.ca/theoutwriters/sports/stampeders-2014-training-camp-depth-chart/
     
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    HUFF TALKS ROOKIE CAMP
    Day 1 of Calgary Stampeders rookie camp at McMahon Stadium on Thursday morning brought, big surprise, some precipitation.
    “Mother Nature is pretty consistent with the opening of rookie camp,” remarked head coach and general manager John Hufnagel, “but it was a good practice. I liked their enthusiasm. I like the skill set that’s out there and we have three more of these sessions and then we get ready for main camp.”
    While there were a few familiar faces on the rain-soaked field on Thursday — defensive back Keenan MacDougall, for example, can take part in rookie camp because he was injured much of 2013 while receiver Jeff Fuller is eligible because he played just four games in his first CFL season — most of the campers were getting the first taste of the CFL.
    Continue reading: http://www.stampeders.com/article/huff-talks-rookie-camp
     
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    Photos
    Rookie camp May 29
    http://stampeders.com/photo_gallery/gallery/id/11975


    Videos
    Rookie camp Day 1
    Coach Hufnagel address the media after the first practice on Day 1 of rookie camp.
    http://stampeders.com/video/index/id/96463


    Stingers reunion
    Rookie LB Max Caron interviews his college teammate and current roommate DL Quinn Smith.
    http://stampeders.com/video/index/id/96461


    News
    RIGHT ON TIME
    There was little doubt in Pierre Lavertu’s mind he would be in Calgary for the start of Stampeders rookie camp.
    “I was sure that it was going to be done,” said the 2014 first overall pick on Thursday after his first workout with the Stamps. “We made progress day after day and came to an agreement.”
    http://stampeders.com/article/right-on-time


    Calgary Stampeders Notebook: Craighead leaves impression
    Brander Craighead could block out the sun.
    That is if the sun ever shows itself at McMahon Stadium.
    The Calgary Stampeders offensive lineman is a mountain of a man.
    At 6-foot-7, 300 lb., Craighead has the size to survive at the professional level.
    “It’s an opportunity,” Craighead said of nailing down a CFL spot at left guard. “Nothing’s guaranteed. I’m going to come to work every day, do my job and see if I can win a job.”
    The Stamps took Craighead in the first round of last spring’s CFL Draft knowing full well they’d have to wait a year before getting him in Red & White silks.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/05/29/calgary-stampeders-notebook-craighead-leaves-impression


    Calgary Stampeders rookie camp to open amid CBA talks
    With or without a new CBA, it’s business as usual for the Calgary Stampeders.
    While negotiations between the league and CFLPA were going on late into the night Wednesday in Toronto, the Stamps were busy prepping the rookies in advance of rookie camp opening up Thursday with two on-field sessions (10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) at McMahon Stadium.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/05/28/calgary-stampeders-rookie-camp-to-open-amid-cba-talks
     
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    THE ROOKIE QUARTERBACKS
    When Adrian McPherson was forced to retire earlier because of a lingering hand injury, there was a sudden vacancy on the quarterback depth chart for the Calgary Stampeders.
    The first two players with the opportunity to fill that void are import rookies Brian Hudson and Bryant Moniz.
    Hudson is a redhead from Virginia who played collegiately at Liberty University before transferring to Campbell in 2013 for his senior season. He threw for 2,184 yards for the Fighting Camels — yes, that’s what Campbell’s athletics teams are called — and also led the club with 884 rushing yards.
    http://www.stampeders.com/article/the-rookie-quarterbacks
     
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    Photos
    Rookie camp May 30
    http://stampeders.com/photo_gallery/gallery/id/11987


    Videos
    Rookie camp profile: Adam Thibault
    Stamps TV interviews rookie DB Adam Thibault who was drafted by the Stampeders in the third round of the 2014 CFL draft.
    http://stampeders.com/video/index/id/96495


    We say Aloha to Bryant Moniz
    LB Max Caron interviews QB Bryant Moniz who has come from Hawaii to join us at rookie camp.
    http://stampeders.com/video/index/id/96497


    News
    Off-Season Timeline: Calgary Stampeders
    The 2013 season began with a lot of promise in Calgary, as the Stamps looked like the team to beat in the West.
    But after finishing atop their own division with a league-best 14 wins, the Stamps' season came to an abrupt end in the post-season, dropping a 35-13 decision to the eventual Grey Cup Champion Saskatchewan Roughriders.
    However, true to form, general manager and head coach John Hufnagel didn't panic, instead opting to efficiently re-sign several of his key playersl; a true sign that he believes in his current roster.
    http://www.cfl.ca/article/offseason-timeline-calgary-stampeders


    New Stamps running back still dealing with loss
    Looking back, Martell Mallett sees the torn Achilles tendon that derailed his football career as a minor inconvenience compared to the worst thing that happened to him during the 2012 CFL season.
    For torn tendons and cracked bones tend to heal. The human heart, when broken, is another kind of beast all together.
    “My brother, he was murdered in my hometown,” the new Calgary Stampeders running back says in talking about a loss he still finds indescribable. “Michael Mallett was his name. He was 31 years old.”
    http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/Stamps+running+back+still+dealing+with+loss/9894191/story.html


    10 burning questions for Stampeders training camp
    1. Is Bo Levi Mitchell for real?
    The Stampeders and their loyal fan base clearly see Mitchell, the 24-year-old Texan, as the quarterback of the future. Protected in the CFL expansion draft ahead of Drew Tate and Kevin Glenn, Mitchell dazzled last season in relief of his injured counterparts, winning all three of his starts. Seeing playing time in six games, Mitchell completed 70 per cent of his passes for 1,156 yards and 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. He also chipped in with 35 carries for 151 yards and two touchdowns. This time around, the starting job is up for grabs during training camp, and Mitchell says he’s ready to graduate to full-time starter. His performance in camp (and the exhibition games against Winnipeg and B.C.) will allow the coaches to determine whether the quarterback of the future is also the quarterback of the present.
    http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/burning+questions+Stampeders+training+camp/9894368/story.html


    Stamps player rep preparing for work stoppage
    Chateau Raymond is preparing for full occupancy in case of strike action by the CFL Players’ Association.
    If players find themselves with no dorm to stay in and no paycheque to draw on, Keon Raymond is willing to cram his teammates in, until a new contract is hammered out with the CFL.
    “My house is open for guys,” the Calgary Stampeders defensive back pledged on Friday morning. “I’ve got cots and stuff if guys want to come in. We’re family. You know what I mean?
    http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/Stamps+player+preparing+work+stoppage/9894245/story.html


    Jeff Fuller looks solid in Calgary Stampeders rookie camp
    Jeff Fuller has already proven his worth.
    Without the benefit of a training camp, the lanky receiver was forced into action late last CFL season when the Calgary Stampeders receivers started dropping like flies.
    The 6-foot-4, 223-pounder enjoyed a stellar four-game audition, piling up 15 catches for 254 yards — including a 113-yard effort against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in his second career start.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/05/30/jeff-fuller-looks-solid-in-calgary-stampeders-rookie-camp


    Calgary Stampeders' rookies deal with new playbook -- and labour buzz
    Learning a different game is hard enough.
    Throw in a new playbook with different terminology, and it’s a full-time job trying to stay on top of it all.
    Import players go through it every year at CFL camps, but this year, they’re forced to deal with labour strife as well.
    Former Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman DeQuin Evans says he’s got enough on his plate and will let other players deal with the labour negotiations.
    “My whole focus is one getting this playbook down,” Evans said. “That’s all I’m trying to do, to be honest with you.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/05/3...ies-deal-with-new-playbook----and-labour-buzz
     
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    LETTERS FROM CAMP: DEQUIN EVANS
    Rookie camp was a grind but it was also an advantage for us because we’re putting in a new defence and it gave us time to get out here and get acclimated with that. It was good to meet the rookies and show myself to everybody and what I can do just so they can get a glimpse of what kind of showcase I can bring to the table.
    I had awesome fun at Jr. Stamps Camp in Drumheller. It was a great time. The kids out there really enjoyed it and I love giving back to the youth and just showing them there are people out here who care about them and want to come and spend some time with them. I think that’s very important for our younger generation. So it was a great time out there, a great experience for the players, and for the coaches who are coaching the little league teams out there as well. It’s good just to interact with people so they can see what kind of people we are outside of these helmets.
    http://stampeders.com/article/letters-from-camp-evans


    Training camp: Sights and sounds
    Check out the sights and sounds from the first practice on the opening day of training camp.
    http://stampeders.com/video/index/id/96535


    DAY 1 IS IN THE BOOKS
    There’s nothing quite like the first day of training camp.
    Even a veteran player who wasn’t able to fully participate in the first day of practice couldn’t hide his enthusiasm as Nik Lewis was out on the McMahon Stadium field on Sunday in a mentor/unofficial coach capacity.
    “I haven’t played in a long time,” said the veteran slotback, who returns for an 11th season with the Red and White. “I want it.”
    His football activity is momentarily limited because of an injection he received Saturday.
    http://stampeders.com/article/day-1-is-in-the-books


    Stamps are back - but possible work stoppage looms in the background
    Back where they belong. The place they feel most at home, at ease. On a new field going through old habits, in the milieu they’re best able to express themselves. Kibitzing with their pals after six months away, no different than that first getting-caught-up day back in the classroom following an extended summer vacation.
    Football. The game. Why they’re here in the first place. A welcome refuge from the maddening legalese, every bit as dense, as indecipherable, to most of us as Old Norse or Latin or Aramaic. A needed break from the offended sensibilities and building bile.
    Sunday turned out to be one of those bright, shiny-as-a-newly-minted-dime picture-postcard-pretty idylls southern Alberta teases us with every once in awhile.
    Scary thing is, that refuge, along with the sunshine, is very likely only temporary.
    http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports...+Stamps+back+possible+work/9897793/story.html


    Stamps camp report: Jeff Fuller continues to impress at the slotback position
    Sunday Roundup
    Building on a strong rookie camp, Jeff Fuller continues to dominate at slotback. The 6-foot-4, 223-pounder played just three games for the Stamps last year — thus preserving his rookie status — and showed definite promise with 15 catches for 254 yards. The coaching staff plans to bounce Fuller around inside and outside this season, and the early returns are promising. Highlight grabs appear routine business for the Texas A & M product.
    http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports...tampeders+camp+report+Jeff/9898196/story.html


    Drew Tate vs. Bo Levi Mitchell -- Battle of Calgary Stampeders quarterbacks
    Drew Tate vs. Bo Levi Mitchell.
    The gunslinger vs. the tactician.
    The Calgary Stampeders open quarterbacking competition comes down to a pair of Texans.
    But their home state is about all they have in common.
    Stamps GM/head coach John Hufnagel tried his best to wrap up the differences between his top two pivots in a couple of sentences.
    “They both have their personality that they bring,” Hufnagel said.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/06/0...----battle-of-calgary-stampeders-quarterbacks


    Nik Lewis sits out first day of Calgary Stampeders main training camp
    Nik Lewis didn’t run a single route on opening day of training camp.
    But before Calgary Stampeders fans start to hyperventilate, it was not related to the ankle injury that ended his CFL season in 2013.
    Stamps GM/head coach John Hufnagel says the veteran slotback will be back on the turf Tuesday.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/06/0...-day-of-calgary-stampeders-main-training-camp


    Calgary Stampeders Notes: Buckley one happy camper
    Andrew Buckley feels like he won the pigskin version of the lottery.
    The Calgary Dinos quarterback was all eyes and ears at Stampeders rookie camp.
    "It's an awesome learning experience just to be out here with guys at the pro level, especially the pro coaches" Buckley said. "I'm just trying to be a sponge and absorb everything I can from them."
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/05/31/calgary-stampeders-notes-buckley-one-happy-camper


    ROOKIES SPEND DAY IN DRUMHELLER
    It was a great day for kids of all ages on Saturday as Junior Stamps Camp was held in Drumheller.
    More than 120 youngsters from KidSport Drumheller and Drumheller minor football were coached up by 36 Stampeders rookies on a gloriously sunny day at the Drumheller Valley High School field.
    http://stampeders.com/article/rookies-spend-day-in-drumheller
     
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    June 3rd, 2014

    Photos
    Training Camp - June 2
    http://stampeders.com/photo_gallery/gallery/id/12027

    Videos
    Training camp: Day 2 Huff comments
    Coach Huff addressed the media following the morning practice on Monday.
    http://stampeders.com/video/index/id/96625


    Training camp: Bell and Shell
    Former BC Lions Lin-J Shell and Joshua Bell talk about joining the Red and White along with their defensive coordinator Rich Stubler.
    http://stampeders.com/video/index/id/96623


    Western Storylines
    We take a closer look into the CFL's West Division with the Stampeders' starting QB slot up for grabs and the new man in charge for the Blue Bombers.
    http://www.tsn.ca/VideoHub/Default.aspx?collection=109&show=374773&section=Sports


    Tate's Time To Shine?
    Drew Tate is a proven winner when he's on the field, the problem is, injuries have kept him off it recently. CTV's Glenn Campbell has more on the QB at Stamps camp.
    http://www.tsn.ca/VideoHub/Default.aspx?collection=109&show=374733&section=Sports


    News
    WEBB DEE-LIGHTED TO BE BACK
    Dee Webb believes the Stamps brought him back for a reason.
    It’s been five years since his first stint with the Red and White but Webb has returned and, this time, he plans on staying.
    “I’m excited,” Webb said. “I’m ready to be in front of the crowd. It’s a great atmosphere out here. I’m just glad to be back here playing in this atmosphere.”
    http://stampeders.com/article/webb-dee-lighted-to-be-back


    PICKING UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF
    Jeff Fuller is picking up right where he left off.
    After making a favourable impression in his 2013 audition with the Stampeders, Fuller has turned in an eye-catching performance so far in training camp.
    “Jeff Fuller has had an excellent camp so far,” said Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel. “He comes out and he works hard each and every day. I don’t like to compare people but he reminds me of Allen Pitts with his work habits.”
    http://stampeders.com/article/picking-up-where-he-left-off


    Calgary Stampeders star Jon Cornish keepin' it fresh
    Well, what can Jon Cornish possibly do for an encore?
    Statistically, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to improve on his body of work.
    That’s what happens when you churn out 1,813 yards — the fourth-highest single-season total in CFL history — despite sitting out one game with a thigh injury.
    Maybe the Calgary Stampeders star running back gives Willie Burden’s franchise record (1,896 yards in 1975) another serious challenge.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/06/02/calgary-stampeders-star-jon-cornish-keepin-it-fresh


    Calgary Stampeders Notes: Johnson, Bowen await green light
    Micah Johnson didn’t want to watch.
    But his injured knee made it impossible to run away from the train wreck unfolding in front of him last November.
    “I was sick to my stomach sitting over there and not being able to help,” Johnson said of watching the Calgary Stampeders’ West final nightmare loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
    “Especially in such a big game like that, you want to be out there fighting with your guys.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/06/02/calgary-stampeders-notes-johnson-bowen-await-green-light


    Calgary Stampeders RB Matt Walter learning from Jon Cornish
    Everyone knows who’s carrying the mail.
    As long as he’s healthy, Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish will obviously get the lion’s share of the work.
    But there’s a few plays a week where Cornish either needs a breather or the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player is done for the night and someone else needs to come in and mop up.
    For the past couple seasons, it’s been former Calgary Dinos standout Matt Walter, who took another step forward in 2013.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/06/02/calgary-stampeders-rb-matt-walter-learning-from-jon-cornish


    Lewis remains cool and cautious in return to field
    There’s nothing quite like the first day of training camp.
    Even a veteran player who wasn’t able to fully participate in the first day of practice couldn’t hide his enthusiasm as Nik Lewis was out on the McMahon Stadium field on Sunday in a mentor/unofficial coach capacity.
    “I haven’t played in a long time,” said the veteran slotback, who returns for an 11th season with the Red and White. “I want it.”
    His football activity is momentarily limited because of an injection he received Saturday.
    “I’m fine,” Lewis insisted. “I get shots every year in my ankle and my knee and with everything going on, I just didn’t get a chance to get it done until yesterday. You can’t run for the first two days after getting it done, I’ll be back out here on Tuesday.”
    http://www.cfl.ca/article/lewis-remains-cool-and-cautious-in-return-to-field


    Returning from a major injury, Nik Lewis vows he will prove the doubters wrong
    Nik Lewis hears the whispers. He knows full well folks doubt his ability to rebound from surgery to repair a badly broken fibula. He gets the fact some people think his age is a problem.
    But the loquacious Calgary Stampeders slotback throws a procedure flag on anyone thinking of prematurely preparing a eulogy for his storied football career.
    “There’s always doubters,” Lewis says with a sly grin. “I remember back in 2007, they told (then owner) Ted Hellard to cut me or trade me, because they thought I was done. That was a long time ago.
    http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports...+from+major+injury+Calgary/9901279/story.html


    Stamps camp wrap: Corey Mace showing grit and determination in bid to come back from injuries
    MONDAY ROUNDUP
    Corey Mace waited almost a calendar year for the chance to hit an offensive lineman. Predictably, the Calgary Stampeders defensive tackle is making up for lost time.
    “It’s great, because those bags in the off-season don’t really push back,” Mace said after the morning session on Day 2 of training camp. “At the end of the day, we’re teammates, right? We’re not trying to hurt each other.”
    http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports...Stampeders+camp+wrap+Corey/9901285/story.html


    Mace back in his element with Stampeders: “It’s great, because those bags in the off-season don’t really push back.”
    Corey Mace waited almost a calendar year for the chance to hit an offensive lineman. Predictably, the Calgary Stampeders defensive tackle is making up for lost time.
    “It’s great, because those bags in the off-season don’t really push back,” Mace said after the morning session on Day 2 of training camp. “At the end of the day, we’re teammates, right? We’re not trying to hurt each other.”
    Mace isn’t trying to hurt anyone, but he did embarrass a couple of newbies on the offensive line in one-on-one drills.
    http://blogs.calgaryherald.com/2014...bags-in-the-off-season-dont-really-push-back/
     
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    June 4, 2014

    Photos
    Training Camp - June 3
    http://stampeders.com/photo_gallery/gallery/id/12031


    Videos
    Training camp: Day 3 Huff comments
    Coach Huff addresses the media following the morning practice on Day 3 of training camp.
    http://stampeders.com/video/index/id/96673


    Training camp: McDaniel brothers
    Marquay and Damon McDaniel talk about what it's like to be at camp together.
    http://stampeders.com/video/index/id/96675


    News
    BIRTHDAY BOY RETURNS TO ACTION
    It was the best birthday present Nik Lewis could ever ask for.
    On the day the veteran slotback turned 32, he returned to full practice with the Stamps at McMahon Stadium. Lewis had sat out the first two days of practice so that an injection to relieve joint pain could take full effect.
    It was only the morning session as Lewis was kept out of action during the afternoon practice, but after 287 days out of action since breaking his ankle during Week 8 of the 2013 season, it was more than enough to bring a smile to the all-star’s face.
    http://stampeders.com/article/birthday-boy-returns-to-action


    BUILDING A BOND
    The Stampeders offensive linemen are already starting to feel like a family.
    They may have only been fully acquainted for a few days but, according to rookie guard Brander Craighead, they are hardly strangers.
    “I think the offensive line is coming together really well,” said Craighead. “We all eat lunch together and we hang out together in the locker room. We’re real close.”
    http://stampeders.com/article/building-a-bond


    Who's number one? Mitchell, Tate vying for top job
    The Calgary Stampeders are less crowded at quarterback this season, but there is still heavy competition for the starter's job.
    The Stampeders employed a three-man rotation in 2013 mainly because of an early-season injury to Drew Tate.
    Kevin Glenn started the majority of games, but Bo Levi Mitchell was a busy third-stringer. He won his three starts and came off the bench to lead Calgary to another when Glenn was also injured.
    http://www.cfl.ca/article/whos-number-one-mitchell-tate-vying-for-top-job


    From delivering pizzas to delivering passes: Stamps hopeful Moniz has worked extra hard to get here
    For Hawaii football fans, it must have been a thrill.
    The kid delivering your pizza Friday night was the same kid who would pull you out of your seats Saturday afternoon.
    No publicity stunt.
    Simply a fact of life for Bryant Moniz, a walk-on without scholarship privileges.
    http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports...livering+pizzas+delivering/9904679/story.html


    Lavertu feels Laval experience prepared him well for the pros
    Playing for the perennially dominant Laval Rouge Et Or, Pierre Lavertu knows a thing or two about the representing a successful football program.
    And, after four years in the CIS and each of the Quebec native’s seasons culminating with the Vanier Cup final, the offensive lineman also knows how to perform stage in front of a raucous crowd.
    http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports...rtu+feels+Laval+experience/9904407/story.html


    Stamps Camp Report: Lewis participates fully in Day 3 of training camp on his 32nd birthda
    CAMP REPORT
    Day 3
    Tuesday roundup
    Nik Lewis celebrated his 32nd birthday by participating fully at McMahon Stadium, no small thing for a receiver coming off a broken fibula.
    “He was running routes pretty well,” Stamps boss John Hufnagel reported after Tuesday morning’s session.
    Lewis, as planned, did not practise in the afternoon. “We’ll evaluate things and make sure everything’s good to go,” said Hufnagel, “so he can start doing two-a-days.”
    http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports...ampeders+Camp+Report+Lewis/9904723/story.html


    Stamps' GM Hufnagel likes Fuller
    John Hufnagel doesn’t gush over his players.
    Maybe a short compliment here and there, when it’s deserved.
    So when the Calgary Stampeders GM/head coach compared young receiver Jeff Fuller to legendary pass-catcher Allen Pitts, it was a big deal.
    “Wow,” Fuller said when told of the lofty comparison.
    “It’s a huge honour to be compared to one of the best. I’m still new to this game, and at this point, it’s just about getting better.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/06/04/stamps-gm-hufnagel-likes-fuller


    Calgary Stampeders' Nik Lewis sees long future in CFL
    Nik Lewis has always been fuelled by the doubters.
    He takes great pride in proving the naysayers wrong.
    But he found a different source of motivation on the weekend.
    “My fuel changed (Sunday),” Lewis said. “When I found out Geroy (Simon) was retiring and I seen I was only about 5,500 yards behind him, my fuel changed.
    “Let’s go get Geroy.”
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/06/03/calgary-stampeders-nik-lewis-sees-long-future-in-cfl
     
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    Training Camp - June 4
    http://stampeders.com/photo_gallery/gallery/id/12049


    Videos
    Training camp: Safety up for grabs
    The safety position is up for grabs
    http://stampeders.com/video/index/id/96767


    Training camp: Team photo day
    The Stamps had their photo day on Wednesday.
    http://stampeders.com/video/index/id/96773


    Mitchell Embracing Stamps' QB Competition
    With three players vying for the Stamps' No. 1 job, Bo Levi Mitchell doesn't see it as a QB controversy, but more as a god send. CTV's Heath Brown reports.
    http://www.tsn.ca/VideoHub/Default.aspx?collection=109&show=375360&section=Sports


    News
    STAMPS GET MINI-BREAK ON DAY 4
    And on the fourth day, the Stampeders rested.
    Well, for one afternoon anyway. And that’s only if you consider getting your picture taken and attending meetings as restful.
    Calgary players still had some work and responsibilities on Wednesday, but at least they got a break from the two-a-day routine as a single morning practice was held at McMahon Stadium.
    “We’re trying to let them get their legs back and also trying to give them some
    http://stampeders.com/article/stamps-get-mini-break-on-day-4


    Stamps receiving corps taking shape early in camp
    Jeff Fuller is picking up right where he left off.
    After making a favourable impression in his 2013 audition with the Stampeders, Fuller has turned in an eye-catching performance so far in training camp.
    “Jeff Fuller has had an excellent camp so far,” said Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel. “He comes out and he works hard each and every day. I don’t like to compare people but he reminds me of Allen Pitts with his work habits.”
    http://www.cfl.ca/article/stamps-receiving-corps-taking-shape-early-in-camp


    Stamps' Jones looking to take bigger slice of the pie
    Brett Jones knows a thing or two about how to approach a rookie season.
    After all, the Calgary Stampeders offensive lineman was deemed to be the best of the CFL freshman pack in 2013, taking home top rookie honours after starting every single game — 17 at centre and one at left guard — in the middle of one of the league’s top units.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/06/04/stamps-jones-looking-to-take-bigger-slice-of-the-pie


    Sinopoli proving everyone wrong
    One year ago, the big question surrounding Brad Sinopoli was whether he could successfully transition from quarterback to receiver.
    Fast forward 12 months, and the question is no longer (ital) if (end ital) he can play the position, but just how good can the 26-year-old Calgary Stampeders pass-catcher be?
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/06/04/sinopoli-proving-everyone-wrong


    Stamps' Bryant accepting new role
    As a 2013 CFL all-star, there’s no doubt Stanley Bryant can keep opposing edge rushers off his quarterback.
    But, heading into his fifth CFL campaign, the 28-year-old left tackle is suddenly the most-experienced Calgary Stampeders offensive lineman, and the coaching staff is asking for even more.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/06/04/stamps-bryant-accepting-new-role


    New Stampeder Charbonneau-Campeau loving life as a pro football player
    When Simon Charbonneau-Campeau enrolled in engineering and biotechnology at Sherbrooke, he was definitely thinking about life after football.
    “You can’t play at 45 years old,” the 26-year-old receiver said chuckling after Wednesday’s training camp session at McMahon Stadium. “I mean, it won’t happen. So, I’ll have to go to work after that . . . and I might work as an engineer later. Or at 65.
    http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports...mpeder+Charbonneau+Campeau/9908193/story.html


    Stamps Camp Roundup: Rusty Smith brings NFL experience in battle for QB job in Calgary
    CAMP REPORT
    Day 4
    Wednesday roundup
    As it sometimes goes in the football business, Rusty Smith has been a man on the move for much of this spring.
    The 27-year-old from Jacksonville, Fla., was released from the New York Giants roster a few weeks ago, arrived in New Orleans for a four-day mini-camp, received a call from the Calgary Stampeders at the beginning of this week, and, on Wednesday, he arrived in training camp.
    “It’s absolutely crazy,” said the quarterback who was a sixth-round draft pick of the National Football League’s Tennessee Titans in 2010. “Very last minute, very sudden. I’m very excited about it.
    “I just want to play football and this gives me an opportunity to do that.”
    http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports...mpeders+Camp+Roundup+Rusty/9908219/story.html
     
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    Jeff Fuller allegedly tweaked something in his leg during morning practice today;sat out afternoon practice. (Hopefully, a minor issue only? :oops:
     
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    Training Camp - June 6
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    Videos
    Training camp: Day 6 Huff comments
    Huff addresses the media following the morning practice on Day 6 of training camp.
    http://stampeders.com/video/index/id/96849


    Quick 6: The Smiths
    Check out the latest Quick6 with the Smiths — Brandon, Quinn and Rusty!
    http://stampeders.com/video/index/id/96851




    News
    STAMPS WRAP UP DAY 6 OF CAMP
    It’s been more than a week since the Stampeders rookies took the field for training camp at McMahon Stadium and almost a full week since the veterans started preparing for the 2014 season.
    After one more day of two-a-days on Saturday, there’ll be a new wrinkle in camp as a mock game will be played on Sunday afternoon.
    It’s not a game in the traditional sense, but there’ll be a lot of the trappings of a real contest including officials and a 20-second clock as the coaches give the players their first test under game-like conditions.
    http://stampeders.com/article/stamps-wrap-up-day-6-of-camp


    Stamps training camp notebook: June 6
    A Calgary Stampeders receiver making it through a full practice has been a rare occurrence during the first week of training camp, and the news got potentially worse Friday.
    Nik Lewis, on the field this week for the first time since a season-ending broken ankle and torn ligaments last August, cut his afternoon practice session short and walked to the McMahon Stadium locker-room.
    http://blogs.canoe.ca/theoutwriters/sports/stamps-training-camp-notebook-june-6/


    Stephen: Stamps line ready for another rookie?
    If you really think about it, the Calgary Stampeders defied the odds last year.
    The team played a direct-from-CIS rookie in the important centre spot, and Brett Jones not only played every game, he excelled and won the Canadian Football League’s 2013 Most Outstanding Rookie award.
    Jones' rise was a remarkable story, but the Stampeders may have a similar one in 2014.
    http://www.cfl.ca/article/stephen-stamps-line-ready-for-another-rookie


    Stamps linebacker Mayo sets bar high
    Heading into his first full campaign as a starter, Deron Mayo is setting the bar high.
    Coming off a season in which he stepped into the Calgary Stampeders weakside linebacker spot for an injured Malik Jackson in Week 3 and never gave the job back, the third-year Old Dominion product is eyeing the 100-tackle mark and then some in 2014.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/06/06/stamps-linebacker-mayo-sets-bar-high


    Stamps kicker trying to show off big leg
    Some numbers don’t matter. Some do.
    Eager to make the distinction for you is Tyler Crapigna.
    On the discard pile, put his height (5-foot-7), his weight (165 pounds), his upper-body strength (one rep bench-pressing 225 pounds at the recent Canadian Football League combine).
    But pay close attention to this stuff:
    http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/Stamps+kicker+trying+show/9916035/story.html


    Sanders switches sides, comes over from Riders to give Stamps’ return game a boost
    The position, jersey number, and physical dimensions are where the similarities end between the departed Larry Taylor and newcomer Jock Sanders.
    And although it may look like a plug-and-play situation — the Calgary Stampeders signed Sanders almost immediately after off-loading Taylor to Montreal — there is sure to be differences in the deployment of the diminutive former Saskatchewan Roughrider who was part of a one-two punch behind Kory Sheets.
    http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports...nders+switches+sides+comes/9912202/story.html


    Former Stamps linebacker adjusting to retirement
    Rising at dawn, he runs stairs and lifts weights.
    Like he has for years, he carries 235 pounds on his six-foot frame.
    And, with those trademark bulging biceps, he looks like the strongest guy on the field.
    All of which makes it hard to believe that Robert McCune is retiring. That, despite appearances, The Hammer is done pounding.
    But he is.
    http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/Former+Stamps+linebacker+adjusting+retirement/9915959/story.html


    Eskimos and Stampeders to participate in CFL strike vote Saturday
    Players on the Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders will hold a strike vote Saturday.
    Veterans on teams outside Alberta have already voted and are in a legal strike position but the Eskimos and Stampeders were unable to vote earlier due to provincial labour laws. If they vote in favour of a strike, the earliest they could do so is Wednesday night in accordance with the legislation.
    http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports...ipate+strike+vote+Saturday/9915937/story.html
     
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    Mock Game & BBQ
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    Training camp: mock game/BBQ
    The Red and White held their annual mock game during training camp on Sunday.
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    News
    PLAYS ARE THING AT MOCK GAME
    After a standard practice in the morning, a mock game was held in the afternoon on Day 8 of Stampeders training camp on Sunday at McMahon Stadium.
    During the afternoon session, the coaches put the players in game-like situations complete with officials and a 20-second clock. The Canadian rookies kicked off the game with a rousing rendition of O Canada.
    http://stampeders.com/article/plays-are-thing-at-mock-game



    Taking it all in: Buckley a sponge at Stamps camp
    University of Calgary quarterback Andrew Buckley was thrilled when he was asked to be the Stampeders’ guest CIS quarterback during training camp.
    In just one short week, Buckley has gained a wealth of professional-level experience, which he hopes will prove advantageous for the remainder of his CIS career.
    http://www.cfl.ca/article/taking-it-all-in-buckley-a-sponge-at-stamps-camp


    What does Calgary Stampeders kicker Rene Paredes do for an encore?
    Rene Paredes finds himself in a bit of a no-win situation.
    And he has only himself to blame.
    The Calgary Stampeders kicker has set the bar impossibly high after back-to-back sensational CFL seasons.
    His 2013 campaign was the best in league history as he nailed 54-of-57 field-goal attempts, setting a league record with a 94.7% success rate.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/06/0...ampeders-kicker-rene-paredes-do-for-an-encore


    Best foot forward for Calgary Stampeders punter Rob Maver
    Rob Maver might have the best leg in the CFL.
    And his arm’s not too shabby either.
    Maver completed both of the passes he threw for 53 yards, but it was his ability to launch bombs with his right foot that left no doubt in his coach’s mind who the league’s best punter is.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/06/09/best-foot-forward-for-calgary-stampeders-punter-rob-maver


    Calgary Stampeders' hopefuls shine in mock game
    There was no official score.
    No stats either.
    But Sunday’s Red & White mock game provided training camp hopefuls an opportunity to open the eyes of the Calgary Stampeders coaching staff.
    “There were some nice plays out there,” Stamps GM/head coach John Hufnagel said of the simulated game at sun-drenched McMahon Stadium.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/06/09/calgary-stampeders-hopefuls-shine-in-mock-game


    Calgary Stampeders don't like new CFL CBA deal
    Nik Lewis was expecting more.
    A lot more.
    The Calgary Stampeders veteran receiver summed up his thoughts on the new CFL collective bargaining agreement as only he could.
    “It’s like your dad saying, ‘I’m going to go get you a car,’ and he brings home a bicycle,” Lewis quipped.
    A broken bicycle at that.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/06/0...a-deal-but-are-willing-to-sign-on-dotted-line


    Stamps newcomers turn heads during annual Red and White mock game
    For the first time on a long time, the Calgary Stampeders were able to focus on football and took a break from answering questions about the lingering Canadian Football League labour negotiations.
    Sunday’s annual Red and White mock game not only gave the coaching staff a prime evaluation scenario to decide their 2014 roster, it was reprieve for the players to actually play the game instead of talking about it.
    http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports...+Stampeders+newcomers+turn/9920097/story.html


    Stamps camp report (Day 8): Shoe on the other foot with Price healthy
    CAMP ROUNDUP
    Day 8
    The knock on Maurice Price, when it comes to on-field performance, lies in his ability to stay healthy.
    So Price took note Sunday of the fact he was the only returning import starter in the receiving corps to dress for the mock game at McMahon Stadium.
    Nik Lewis, Jeff Fuller, Marquay McDaniel, Joe West and non-import Jabari Arthur are all sidelined with various pulls, strains, bumps and bruises.
    http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports...tampeders+camp+report+Shoe/9920103/story.html


    Many Stamps players frustrated and outraged by pact CFL and CFLPA struck
    Nik Lewis takes immense pride in his status as TSN’s sixth-funniest athlete in Canada. Not known for political correctness, he has stepped offside by speaking his mind, at least in the eyes of his employer, more times than anyone can count.
    But the Calgary Stampeders slotback nailed it Sunday when asked to explain why so many CFL players are incensed by the tentative collective bargaining agreement with the league.
    http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports...rs+Association+struck/stor/9920120/story.html
     

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