...From Alan Camerons' insider blog today....
The Calgary Stampeders have added some veteran help for their ailing defence.
The Stamps, who returned to practice on Saturday, have signed import defensive linemen Devone Claybrooks and Jim Davis along with import linebacker Tim Johnson.
Claybrooks and Davis both have CFL experience; Claybrooks, 31, played the last two seasons with the Montreal Alouettes. The six-foot-three, 300-pounder posted 83 tackles and nine sacks with the Als; he also had NFL time with Arizona, Dallas, Tampa Bay, San Francisco and Cleveland.
Davis, six foot four and 275 pounds, played last season in Edmonton. The 27-year-old had 26 tackles, six sacks and a forced fumble in 14 games.
It will be the 31-year-old Johnson’s first taste of the CFL after five seasons in the NFL, including four with Oakland and one with Baltimore. Measuring six feet and 240 pounds, Johnson played 54 NFL games and made 112 tackles.
The Stamps, who have the worst rushing defence in the CFL and have lost defensive linemen Mike Labinjo and Alain Kashama to injury, return to action Friday in Toronto against the Argonauts.
...we need the injection of some help...this should be good if these guys can get up to speed quickly on the systems and such, thank goodness they have Toronto to cut their teeth against...