Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for June 21, 2015

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  1. Madman

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for June 21, 2015

    Huff comments - Cutdown Day

    Coach Hufnagel talks about the Stampeders final cuts.

    Huff post-game comments - June 19
    Coach Hufnagel speaks to the media after the team's 37-29 pre-season win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders.


    How can it be that a player who scored three touchdowns in a pre-season game can be worried about job security?
    Well, when you’re Bryant Moniz and you have a Grey Cup MVP and a nine-year veteran ahead of you on the depth chart and a couple of eager and talented first-year players looking over your shoulder, you simply don’t take anything for granted.
    Bo Levi Mitchell and Drew Tate were virtual roster locks and CFL rookies Andrew Buckley and Dominique Davis both excelled in the Stampeders’ pre-season opener against BC, so Moniz was holding his breath as Saturday’s roster-cutdown deadline drew near, even if he did find the end zone three times as the short-yardage quarterback in Friday’s road victory over the Roughriders.

    The Calgary Stampeders have made a number of roster moves in order to meet tonight’s CFL deadline.

    Lemar Durant catches on with Calgary Stampeders
    Lemar Durant put together a personal highlight film Friday night.
    But the Calgary Stampeders rookie receiver wasn’t completely satisfied with his breakout performance.
    Asked to pick his favourite catch — a leaping, athletic grab or a sliding effort that saw him come up just short of the goal-line — the second-round CFL draft pick shook his head.

    Five players who stood out for Calgary Stampeders in Friday's pre-season game
    If you’re gonna make a play, Friday was the time to do it.
    Less than 24 hours before Calgary Stampeders GM/head coach John Hufnagel trimmed his roster by 11 spots, the battle for lineup spots and playing time was far more significant than the 37-29 CFL pre-season victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

    Calgary Stampeders make final roster cuts ahead of 2015 season
    The first cut, if Cat Stevens is to be believed, is the deepest.
    But the last ones are the most painful.
    Calgary Stampeders GM/head coach John Hufnagel was in a sombre mood as he lopped 11 players off his roster Saturday, including two veterans who helped him win a Grey Cup seven months ago.

    Stamps cut nine, send a pair back to CIS
    A most difficult day for the Calgary Stampeders’ coaching staff has come and gone, and so are a total of 11 individuals.
    The Stamps on Saturday cut nine players from their training camp roster in order to get down to the 46-man final CFL slate. Those are DL Demonte Bolden, DB Lin-J Shell, QB Dominique Davis, WR Cory Mitchell, WR Dan Buckner, DB Royce Adams, RB Keith Toston, DL Eric Taylor and WR Nathan Slaughter.
    As well, quarterback Andrew Buckley was sent back to the University of Calgary for his final year of eligibility, while OL Aaron Picton heads back to the University of Regina.

    Veterans Taylor, Shell and Bolden among Stampeders’ final CFL cuts
    For the second time in just over three months, Eric Taylor finds himself looking for a job.
    The veteran defensive tackle was among the Calgary Stampeders’ final cuts Saturday as CFL teams reduced their rosters to 46 players to begin the 2015 season. Taylor, 33, signed with the defending Grey Cup champions in March after being released by the B.C. Lions.
    CFL teams had until 10 p.m. ET to finalize their rosters.
  2. Liske

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    Couple players on the practice roster raised my eyebrows:

    Tim Brown
    Greg Wilson

    That's a precarious place to put two good players.

    Also, Tim St. Pierre on the one-game must mean that Chevy is starting against Hamilton.

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