Signing Stamps add pair to Practice Roster

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  1. Madman

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    The Calgary Stampeders have added international defensive back Shaquille Richardson and international defensive lineman James Vaughters to the practice roster.

    Shaquille Richardson
    Defensive back
    College:
    Arizona
    Height: 6.00
    Weight: 194
    Born: Mar. 21, 1992

    Richardson spent five weeks on the Stamps’ practice roster at the end of last season and he also attended the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 2015 training camp.

    He was drafted in the fifth round (157th overall) by the National Football League’s Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014 and he has also spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs, Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Titans and Carolina Panthers.

    Richardson played 49 games over four seasons at the University of Arizona and recorded 189 total tackles, including eight tackles for loss, 10 interceptions, 30 pass breakups, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

    James Vaughters
    Defensive lineman
    College:
    Stanford
    Height: 6.02
    Weight: 254
    Born: June 27, 1993

    Vaughters signed with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent on May 8, 2015, and he spent time on the club’s practice roster. He signed a reserve-future contract with the New England Patriots on Jan. 21, 2016, and was released on May 2, 2016.

    He played linebacker for four seasons at Stanford, appearing in 54 games and making 18 starts. Vaughters recorded 124 total tackles during his career with the Cardinal, including 21.5 tackles for loss, as well as 12.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

    In another transaction, international defensive lineman Josh Francis has been released from the practice roster.
     
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    Shaquille Richardson
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    Overview


    2013: Started all 13 games. Second on team with 3 INTs. 2012: Played in 13 games, starting 11. Led team with 14 PBUs. Had 1 INT. 2011: Played in 10 games, starting all 10. Led team with 4 INTs. 2010: Played in 13 games, starting 3. Recorded 2 INTs at Washington State in first career start. High School: No. 26 CB nationally (Scout).

    Analysis

    Strengths
    Quick and agile and is aggressive jumping routes when he sees it. Can make spectacular plays look easy -- produced one of the most sensational highlight-reel plays of the season vs. Oregon when he acrobatically tipped the ball back into play to a teammate for an interception on the first play and closed the game with an interception of his own vs. Marcus Mariota to key a surprise upset. Outstanding pro day workout, posting a 4.43-second 40, 38 1/2-inch vertical jump and 6.95-second three-cone drill time, indicating good speed, agility and explosion.
    Weaknesses
    Very lean build. Tends to squat on routes. Lacks eye discipline to sort out run-pass reads -- is late to locate the ball and support the run. Benched in 2012 for lapses in coverage and needs to become more consistent recognizing/supporting the run and securing open-field tackles. Marginal physicality. Character will invite close scrutiny -- was arrested on suspicion of felony theft as an incoming freshman and released from UCLA program.
    Draft Projection
    Rounds 6-7
    Bottom Line
    A lean, leggy, underdeveloped press corner who has shown big-time flashes but must prove more consistent in coverage, a greater willingness to tackle and more maturity than he demonstrated early in his career to be given an opportunity to compete.
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    James Vaughters OLB/ILB, Stanford



    STRENGTHS

    A strong, experienced outside linebacker in the Stanford 3-4 scheme, James Vaughters has produced in an NFL-caliber setting. At 258 pounds, he has the frame teams want on the edge and is physically similar to Melvin Ingram with his squat, stout build. He uses that strength well to toss away blockers and has a good short-area burst to close on quarterbacks off the edge.



    WEAKNESSES

    Vaughters' production came often on uncontested plays, so don't get carried away with production. He doesn't show the natural quickness or explosive hips you want in an edge-rusher and is too stiff to drop into space for coverage.



    2014 STATISTICS

    Tackles Sacks Tackles for Loss
    51 ------------- 6.5 -------------- 11.0


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