Calgary native Mike Klassen has signed with his hometown team, the Stampeders, per sources.
The 26-year-old defensive lineman was released by the Alouettes on Saturday, May 27. With Quinn Smith moving to offensive line, and Junior Turner set to miss most or all of the 2017 season after suffering a torn ACL in the 2016 Grey Cup, Klassen brings proven ability – when healthy – to the Stamps defensive front.
Klassen was drafted in the fourth round, 32nd overall by Montreal in the 2013 CFL draft. The six-foot-five, 275-pounder played four seasons for the Als, suiting up in 54 games while registering 48 tackles, eight sacks and two forced fumbles.