Stamps’ LB Marcus Ball suffers torn ACL: report

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Veteran linebacker Marcus Ball had a short-lived 2019 season.

Ball sighed with Calgary on October 1 and suited up for the Stampeders against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Week 18.

He played four seasons for the Toronto Argonauts, winning two Grey Cups (2012 and 2017.) He’s suited up in 56 career CFL games making 238 tackles, seven interceptions, seven sacks, four forced fumbles and scored two defensive touchdowns. The Norfolk, Virginia native was an East all-star in 2017.

Following his first two campaigns in Canada, Ball earned an NFL opportunity. He played in 12 games recording 20 tackles with the New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers. After being waived by San Fran in the spring of 2017, Ball rejoined the Argos.

The Stamps lose a veteran presence on defence.