Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for August 12, 2015

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for August 12, 2015
    Have a couple days in here - I'm catching up after bye week and still on holidays myself

    Simpson Segway Segment trailer

    A trailer for Juwan Simpson's Segway Segment where he rides a Segway through Calgary.

    Toston rejoins the Stamps
    Running back Keith Toston spoke to the media after re-signing with the Stamps on Au. 10.

    Huff post-practice comments - Aug. 10
    Coach Hufnagel comments after bye week.

    Mr. Backbreaker’ Calgary Stampeders’ Keon Raymond helping pick-sixes become CFL in-thing
    When the CFL tweaked rules in the off-season with the idea of finding more offence, they probably didn’t expect it to happen like this.
    The pick-six interception is en vogue, and Hamilton Tiger-Cats ballhawk Emanuel Davis put an exclamation point on that fact in Week 7 with a pair of point-producing picks against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
    Through seven weeks of the regular season, 12 interceptions have been taken back to the house, leaving the CFL on pace for 35 pick-sixes this season, which would smash the old record of 27 back in 2005.

    Calgary Stampeders head up concussion testing
    The Calgary Stampeders — and three other CFL teams — are taking yet another step to make sure concussed players aren’t returning to the football field following a hit to the head.
    Last week, the CFL and the NFL announced a joint venture that will see King-Devick concussion tests administered on the sideline during games, with the three-down league sharing the findings in return for the four-down league helping to fund the studies to determine if the tests are helpful in diagnosing concussions suffered during games.
    The Stampeders, the B.C. Lions, the Edmonton Eskimos and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers — all CFL West Division teams — are taking part.

    Stampeders notebook -- Offensive line stays intact for Week 8
    As shocking as it sounds, the Calgary Stampeders will be starting the same offensive line for the fourth game in a row during the CFL’s Week 8.

    Thank the bye-week for the good fortune.

    After leaving his team’s 25-22 win over the Montreal Alouettes on Aug. 1 with a hyperextended elbow, left tackle Garry Williams was afforded an extra week of rest to help heal up, and he’s ready to go for the Week 8 clash with the Ottawa RedBlacks on Saturday at McMahon Stadium (8 p.m., TSN/News Talk 770).

    Stampeders add running back depth with addition of Keith Toston
    Adding a little roster depth can’t hurt a team, especially when your star at the position is fighting through injury.
    The Calgary Stampeders added international running back Keith Toston to their practice roster on Monday, bringing back a player who made himself familiar with the squad during training camp.
    Toston was originally signed by the team back on Feb. 24 and took a good number of reps during pre-season.

    Stamps notes: Crapigna waiting in the wings for a chance
    This week will see a few Calgary Stampeders work their way off the six-game injury list and back onto the active roster.
    For Tyler Crapigna, the road winds in another direction.
    “As of right now, it’s going to be practice roster for me,” he said on Tuesday. “That’s what they’ve given me and that’s what I’m going to take because I want to be here and hopefully get the chance very soon.”

    Intensity a huge part of Stamps' dynamo Hecht's character
    It’s that demeanour one readily associates with football: a take-no-prisoner intensity. It’s also what defines Jeff Hecht.
    “For me, it’s how I approach my life, how I approach every day,” he explained. “I’m not the biggest guy out here, I’m not the fastest guy, so if I have to be something, I’ll be something I can control and that’s one of the hardest working guys.
    “Blue collar player, I’m a grinder, scraping the bottom, doing the dirty work kind of guy. That’s how I’ve always played since high school, it’s the only way I know how to play football.”

    Stampeders back from bye week, add Toston to running back depth chart
    The idea of calling it quits didn’t even enter Keith Toston’s mind.
    “No, I don’t want to be done until I’m 30,” the 28-year-old running back pointed out. “Until I’m 30, I never think like that. I’m just blessed about the opportunity.”
    Toston impressed the Calgary Stampeders at this year’s training camp, but was a late cut. Now he’s back, resigning with the team and joining the practice roster on Monday, the Stamps’ first action since coming off a bye week.

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