Stampeders re-sign Canadian linebacker Cory Greenwood

The Calgary Stampeders have re-signed Canadian linebacker Cory Greenwood for one year, per sources.

Greenwood tore his ACL on the first day of training camp and missed the entire 2017 CFL campaign. The Edmonton Eskimos released Greenwood prior to the 2018 season, but the veteran linebacker signed with Calgary in September. He played six games for the Stampeders mostly on special teams making seven total tackles.

The 33-year-old played three seasons with Toronto after the Argos selected the six-foot-two, 235-pounder in the first round, third overall during the 2010 CFL draft. Greenwood has made 105 tackles, 12 on special teams, three sacks and one forced fumble.

After winning the Presidents’ Trophy as the best defensive player in Canadian university football in 2009 while playing for Concordia, Greenwood signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs in May 2010. He spent three seasons in K.C. playing all possible games – 48 – during that span, recording 34 tackles and one forced fumble while being a major contributor on special teams.

Greenwood could give the Stamps the option of keeping the middle linebacker position Canadian after standout Alex Singleton left to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles. 

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