LB Maleki Harris returns to Calgary

The Stampeders have brought back linebacker Maleki Harris.

“Maleki was progressing very well for us before getting hurt and was making important contributions to our defence,” said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel said in a statement. “He’s worked hard to get healthy again and I look forward to seeing him pick up where he left off before the injury.”

Harris missed the final 12 games of the regular season and the playoffs with a wrist injury.

The 25-year-old has played 28 games for the Stamps over the past three seasons, making 30 tackles, 20 special teams tackles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery. He started six games at weak-side linebacker for Calgary in 2017 and had 21 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and one fumble recovery that he returned 46 yards for a touchdown and an interception he returned 27 yards for a score.

Harris was the first Calgary to have a fumble recovery for a touchdown and an interception for a touchdown in the same season since Alondra Johnson did it in 1991.