Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for July 30, 2015

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for July 30, 2015

    Huff post-practice comments - July 29

    Coach Hufnagel talks injuries as the team prepares for Montreal on Saturday.

    Wilson post-practice comments - July 29
    Rookie receiver Greg Wilson is ready for an opportunity to play should he be called upon this weekend.

    #StampsGettinGrilled - Joe West
    Eric Rogers puts his fellow receiver Joe West on the hot seat as he answers fan questions.


    The Calgary Stampeders and quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell are proud to partner with the Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research.
    Mitchell will serve as the team’s community ambassador for Vecova, whose mandate is to help create a society in which individuals with disabilities are integral and valued members.
    Mitchell will make regular visits to the Vecova Centre to spend time with clients.

    Tuesday morning was a new beginning in uncharted territory for Corbin Sharun.
    An Edmonton native who was drafted by the Eskimos in 2010 and had played his entire career in Green and Gold, Sharun was released by his hometown team back on June 14. Now back in the CFL after spending six weeks out of football, the 26-year-old has made the trip south to join the Stamps’ practice roster.
    “I was very blessed to be able to play five years (as a) pro and play my junior football in Edmonton,” said Sharun, who spent the 2009 campaign with the CJFL’s Wildcats. “I have my place outside of Edmonton just in Leduc and have got a farm. I was happy (there), but you don’t get many opportunities in football so I’m going to make the most of it here in Calgary.”

    Calgary Stampeders Joe Burnett will miss injured friend Fred Stamps of the Montreal Alouettes
    No pre-game introductions would be required.
    If Joe Burnett makes his first start of the season at cornerback on Saturday — and it appears he will — he was hoping to see a familiar face lined up across from him.
    Burnett, who has taken all the reps for injured starter Buddy Jackson this week, spent the first three seasons of his CFL career with the Edmonton Eskimos.

    Calgary Stampeders Notebook: Greg Wilson may get call for injured Joe West
    Greg Wilson was the toast of the town during training camp.
    But, as is the case with most rookies, he’s been forced to bide his time on the Calgary Stampeders practice roster since the regular season kicked off.
    The former Denver Broncos speedster could see his first real action this weekend.

    Calgary Stampeders vow to bring the heat this week on young QB Cato
    Rakeem Cato could have taped a carton of eggs to his chest before facing the Calgary Stampeders earlier this month.
    There wouldn’t have been so much as a crack or a chipped egg shell among the dozen.
    If the Montreal Alouettes rookie quarterback wanted to try it again this Saturday, the Stamps defensive line promises there’ll be enough scrambled eggs for everyone at McMahon Stadium.

    Young Evans eager to show his skills
    No wide-eyed youngster walking in the shadows of the old guys.
    Ciante Evans has been mixing it up with those same veterans, in the hopes that this weekend he will suit up for his first CFL regular-season game.
    And the mere thought of it has the face of the quiet-spoken Calgary Stampeders’ defensive back out of Nebraska breaking out into a wide grin.

    Defending the big play a focus for Stampeders
    Eight passing plays that have resulted in 30-plus yards in five games.
    Worrisome for a veteran secondary? You bet.
    “It makes you continue to seek answers how to get those things stopped,” said Calgary Stampeders’ defensive backs coach Kahlil Carter, after the team’s Wednesday practice. “Taking away the big play is our No. 1 priority right now.”

    Lewis made connections in Calgary
    Over the span of a decade, Nik Lewis did some amazing things with the Calgary Stampeders. He barrelled over defenders, made spectacular catches and led the team’s receiving corps through good times and bad.
    It was a 10-year run that will certainly put the rugged slotback in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame one day.
    Now he returns to Calgary as a member of the opposition for the first time, playing the Stampeders as a member of the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday, and it’s time to look back at the legacy the Texan left at McMahon Stadium.

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