Signing Calgary Stampeders sign Receiver Carlton Mitchell

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    A face familiar to the CFL will be vying for a spot in the Calgary Stampeders’ depleted receiving corps when training camps open around the league next month.

    Facing the task of replacing the 223 targets and 134 receptions lost when Eric Rogers and Jeff Fuller both escaped to the NFL, the Stampeders have signed former Edmonton Eskimos and Ottawa RedBlacks receiver Carlton Mitchell, according to multiple sources.

    Mitchell is no stranger to three-down football, as he initially signed with the Esks late in the 2013 campaign and registered six receptions for 69 yards in a late-season cameo.

    The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder was then selected in the expansion draft by the Ottawa RedBlacks, going on to post 16 catches for 170 yards in the nation’s capital in 2014, before spending last summer in Atlanta Falcons training camp.

    Mitchell attended the Stampeders’ mini-camp in Bradenton, Fla., earlier this month and impressed with his imposing frame and knowledge of the nuances of the CFL receiver positions.

    A product of the University of South Florida, the 28-year-old was originally a sixth-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in the 2010 NFL Draft, suiting up in 16-career games in Ohio and registering three receptions over two seasons.

    Mitchell also spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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