Signing Stampeders sign DL Frank Beltre

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  1. Madman

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    The Calgary Stampeders have added international defensive lineman Frank Beltre to the practice roster.

    Beltre signed with the National Football League’s San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent on Apr. 27, 2013, and he attended the club’s training camp in 2013. Beltre signed a futures contract with the Oakland Raiders on Jan. 13, 2014, and he was released on May 19, 2014.

    In college, Beltre played 45 games — including 40 starts — over four seasons at Towson University (2009-12) and earned first-team all-Colonial Athletic Association his final two seasons. He was third-team all-Colonial Athletic Association as a sophomore in 2010 and was the Tigers’ special teams player of the year as a rookie in 2009.

    He had 232 total tackles over his collegiate career including 38 tackles for loss. Beltre added 11 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

    In another roster move, the Stampeders have released international defensive lineman Corvey Irvin from the practice roster.

    http://stampeders.com/article/beltre-added-to-practice-roster
     
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    Another, vertically challenged, speedy DE. (Note: Being "politically correct" here.) ;)Why the focus , for the most part on DE? Little focus on bigger, talented DTs? What is the "message" here? :cigar:
     
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    Dam Seeker I dislike you! :bored:
     
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    The message is you can hide a Canadian DT going against a Canadian C.
     
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    True, but there is one International DT on the D-line already? So...can we not improve there? The pressure/push up the "middle" could stand improvement, and more consistency.
     
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    The trend in the CFL has been putting a greater importance on the edges and to load up with speed there. Most teams are running a 4-3 80% of the time and focus on a stand up DE to pressure the tackles and contain the QB. For better or worse the key has been having a stout presence in the middle with a rush on the edge.
     

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