Signing Joe Burnett re-signs in Calgary

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  1. Madman

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    Calgary Stampeders general manager John Hufnagel is pleased to announce the re-signing of international defensive back Joe Burnett. Burnett was set to become a free agent in February. As per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

    Burnett, who had been eligible to become a free agent in February, played 13 games during his first season with the Red and White. He earned a starting job at cornerback in Week 6 and excelled until suffering a season-ending injury on Sept. 25 in Winnipeg.

    Burnett totalled 25 tackles, three tackles for loss, a fumble recovery, eight knockdowns and two interceptions on the year. He also returned 12 punts for 139 yards.

    “Joe played great football at cornerback for us and it was unfortunate that his season was cut short by injury,” said Hufnagel. “I look forward to seeing Joe back at full strength and speed in training camp so that he can try to pick up where he left off.”

    A four-year CFL veteran, Burnett played three seasons with the Eskimos before signing with Calgary on Apr. 10, 2015. He was a CFL all-star in 2012 when he led the league with six interceptions.

    “I enjoyed my first season with the Stamps and I’m working hard to come back strong in 2016,” said Burnett. “I just want to put my hand in the pile and contribute in any way the team needs me.”
     
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    Seems like the Stamps are getting most of their FA's signed. Good Job!
     
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    But that's to be expected, I think.

    It's always been Hufnagel's modus operandi to sign his own known quantities first rather than explore the free agents of other organizations in the open market.

    But I agree, he's on the right path...


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