Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for June 23, 2014

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  1. Madman

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for June 23, 2014

    Stamps Still Searching For A Starting QB
    After Drew Tate and Bo Levi Mitchell both struggled in their preseason finale, the Stampeders face a difficult decision at quarterback. Jermain Franklin reports.

    Chevy Stays In Shape
    One of the oldest players in the CFL - Randy Chevrier - tells us how he's carved out a 15 year pro football career.

    Calgary Stampeders settle on Bryant Moniz as No.-3 QB
    One quarterback battle is still undetermined.
    The other was decided on the weekend.
    While Calgary Stampeders GM/head coach John Hufnagel has yet to announce his starting pivot, he has settled on Bryant Moniz as his No. 3 man.
    The mobile Hawaii product beat out ex-NFLer Rusty Smith for the final quarterback spot on the roster.
    "I'm not sure what they were looking for but I know I gave it my all in anything I did in training camp, rookie camp, mini-camp," Moniz said of what set him apart. "In the off-season, I definitely trained to make myself a well-rounded athlete.

    Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish stars in Reebok jaw-dropper
    Watching Jon Cornish catch passes from three quarterbacks - none of them Calgary Stampeders - might seem a bit strange.
    Watching him haul in a trio of balls from Henry Burris, Travis Lulay and Mike Reilly on the same play is ridiculous.
    Cornish pulled off the feat while filming a Reebok commercial in April.
    Many have questioned whether the footage is real or an editing trick.
    The Stamps star insists there was no magic involved.
    "We put a lot of work into that," Cornish said. "It took 25 shoots, but it's real."

    'Choir Boy' among Calgary's newest Stampeders
    The Choir Boy is singing a happy tune.
    Jeremy Williams, who was given his nickname by cornerback Fred Bennett, said his teammates can call him anything they want.
    He just wanted to be part of the team.
    The soft-spoken Missouri product got his wish Saturday afternoon when he found out he made the Calgary Stampeders.
    "I got used to (the nickname)," Williams said. "Now I hear it all the time."
    The rookie defensive back led the team with five tackles in the pre-season finale in Vancouver, a game most of the Stamps would just as soon forget.
    "I feel like I could have done more," Williams said of the 37-13 loss. "But rookies have to learn and it's a learning process.
    "It's a great opportunity.

    Calgary Stampeders finalize roster for regular season
    Some were celebrating newly-earned jobs.
    Others were picking up the pieces.
    Each year, cutdown day invokes a wide range of emotions and Saturday was no different, as the Calgary Stampeders chopped seven players from the roster to get down to the mandated 46-man group heading into Week 1 of the CFL season.
    Signed over the off-season in hopes of providing backfield depth, running back Martell Mallett was the biggest name to be let go, mostly due to the fact the former 1,000-yard rusher with the B.C. Lions couldn’t get on the field due to a leg injury suffered early in training camp.

    Stamps QBs fail to impress in loss to Lions
    Technically, the Calgary Stampeders fell 37-13 Friday night to the archrival B.C. Lions, the CFL team deemed by as the odds-on favourite to win the Grey Cup.
    In reality, the guys with the horse on their helmets squared off against one another for starting jobs and roster spots in the final exhibition test of 2014.
    Case in point: Drew Tate vs. Bo Levi Mitchell. And, in polite terms, neither presented a compelling case to start in Week 1 against Montreal.
    Heading into the game, conventional wisdom suggested Mitchell needed to significantly outshine Tate in order to knock the veteran aside. In recent days, offensive co-ordinator Dave Dickenson challenged the 24-year-old to curb his recklessness with the ball. fail impress loss Lions/9961072/story.html

    Stamps pare down roster, look to home-opener
    The pre-season is officially over.
    Let the real games begin.
    The Calgary Stampeders, fresh off a 37-13 loss in Vancouver to the B.C. Lions, will this week prepare for their 2014 home-opener against Montreal and part of that process has meant paring down their roster to the required 46 (plus injured players) by the CFL deadline Saturday night.
  2. Rids

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    Here's some news - the Calgary vs Montreal game will be broadcast in the US on ESPN2.

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