Canadian DB Courtney Stephen joins Stampeders

The Calgary Stampeders have signed Canadian defensive back Courtney Stephen.

Stephen played six seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats after the Ticats drafted in the second round, eighth overall in the 2012 CFL draft.

The 29-year-old has played 96 career games making 221 defensive tackles, nine tackles for loss, 39 special teams stops, 12 interceptions, six forced fumbles, two sacks, two fumble recoveries and 16 pass knockdowns.

“Courtney is an established CFL veteran who has experience as a starter at safety and has also excelled on special teams,” Stampeders general manager John Hufnagel said in a statement. “He provides depth for us in both of those areas and he’ll certainly have an opportunity to earn a significant role on the team in training camp.”

Stephen gives the Stamps a strong national starting option in the back end.

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