Stampeders receiver Lemar Durant: goal is to be ready for training camp

Lemar Durant is progressing well in his rehab from a torn ACL.

“That’s the goal is to come back and be ready for camp, probably work my way, not just jump in right away and go, kind of work my way in. I should be ready, but it depends on how the coaches and organization feels maybe they want to give me a little more time just to be 100 per cent or maybe they’ll throw me right in depending on how I’m feeling. Everyone heals different, just a little more time could mean a lot in the long run,” Durant told Mark Stephen on The White Horse Rides.

Durant suffered the season-ending knee injury in a Week 8 game against Toronto and missed the rest of the campaign. The 25-year-old played in seven games for the Stampeders in 2017, making 22 catches for 313 yards and two touchdowns.

Calgary drafted Durant in the second-round, 18th overall in the 2015 CFL draft. The Simon Fraser product has 69 receptions for 885 yards and six touchdowns in 34 career games with the Stamps.

A healthy Durant would be a boost to the Stamps’ ratio and passing game.

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7 Comments on Stampeders receiver Lemar Durant: goal is to be ready for training camp

  1. CFL family // March 10, 2018 at 6:49 pm //

    Hope to see him ready for camp. Great player who’s talents are just being discovered.

  2. Choke

  3. greenenvy? // March 11, 2018 at 12:21 am //

    Got to hand it to Stamps. Durant & Lynch both 6’3″, 230, Brescacin 6’2″, 225. Big National receivers who all look good. Good, physical club will be tough again this year & getting younger.

    • Rocky Mountain High // March 11, 2018 at 12:06 pm //

      Calgary is solid at Canadian receiver. D-line too.
      Look for this team to be very very good again

  4. White Horse // March 11, 2018 at 12:15 pm //

    Another big kid is Sindani from the U of C Dinos. He will be at train camp. Stamps have a strong national receiving core. No room for Marquay at slot with all these Canadian 32receivers.

  5. 3rd and 1 // March 12, 2018 at 9:38 am //

    I have always believed in Karma, coincidence as well as forces that step in and control or redirect. With all of that being said…
    There was a QB not long ago that dressed in Green. His last name was the only Durant playing in the CFL 2009-2014. He had just come back in 2015 from a vicious dead ball hit in the Winnipeg Labour Day rematch. That hit ended his 2014 season.
    Ironically the 2015 season starts and there is a young Canadian Rookie Reciever named Durant now playing for the Stampeders. Karma allowed the American Durant to participate in the 2 Pre season games. Then June 27 2015 Darian Durant in the 1st game of the season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers visiting SK and in the 2nd Qtr with 37 seconds left in the Half. Darian Durant pivots as he throws a pass. The twist on his hips and leg while completely untouched. Tears his ACL and just like that his season is finished.
    Then an event takes place 2 weeks later with Lemar Durant ironically making his CFL debut on July 18, 2015 against the same Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
    It seems that just the thought of Lemar Durant joining the CFL as Hufnagel started watching Lamar later in the 2014 season while he attended and played for the Simon Fraser University. Has fast tracked Darian Durant’s career on a downward trajectorary.
    Then last season (2017) saw Darian wearing the complete wrong colours in red, white and blue. Darian tanked the worst he ever has. He got his $400K but basically sold his Integrity to get it. At the same time the twist and turn of a positive of Darian getting the dollars he wanted. Worked against Lemar and he was injured and only played 7 games. However as soon as Darian’s season was over in 2017. In December 2017 Everybody and their dog knew Darian Durant was finished in Montreal. So it was at that point that Hufnagel signed Lamar Durant to a contract extension.
    With Lemar Durant getting his contract extension in Dec 2017 after missing 11 games with Injury. For Lemar’s career this is absolutely a positive.
    With Darian Durant now sitting as a back up on a team he absolutely despised and he really did dislike the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Far more than any other CFL team. (It showed as Darian head bashed with Bomber fans every season) For Darian Durant this would be considered a negative for his career. As he now has to swallow what Chris Jones was telling him late 2016.
    I haven’t made up a single thing here sports fans. Honest!!!! It is exactly what it is. CFL karma has shown that when young Durant is doing well. Then older Durant is tanking. When older Durant gets a break or sees a positive. Then younger Durant takes a hit.
    Watch this play out the next couple years.
    We have several energy loops happening. Winnipeg is playing the biggest role. As the Bombers ended Darians 2014 season. Then ironically ended his whole 2015 season. Winnipeg was the 1st professional team Lemar Durant played against. Now out of all of this Karma. Winnipeg now employs Darian Durant.
    The CFL only allows one of the Durant’s positive energy while it sends negative energy to the other.
    In the eyes of the Dragon and the Tiger. In the energy of Yin and Yang. The CFL is working it’s magic and it’s no where near being finished on this situation.

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