Ex-TiCat RB Mallet signs with Stamps

It is extremely difficult to bounce back from an achilles tear, although he claims 100% recovery.
Good luck to him.


CALGARY - The Calgary Stampeders are giving running back Martell Mallett a chance to resurrect his CFL career.

The Stampeders signed the former top rookie Thursday. Mallett missed the entire 2012 season with a torn Achilles tendon before being released by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last May.

Mallett was the CFL’s top rookie in 2009 while with the B.C. Lions. He ran for 1,240 yards and six TDs that season while adding 43 catches for 342 yards and two touchdowns.

“Martell demonstrated great ability when he first arrived in the CFL and I know he’s looking for a chance to prove that he is healthy and once again able to be a productive player,” Calgary coach/GM John Hufnagel said in a statement. “We’re hoping he can add depth to both the running back position and our return game and I’m looking forward to seeing him in action at training camp.”