Stampeders sign contract extension with versatile OL Ucambre Williams

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The Calgary Stampeders have signed versatile offensive lineman Ucambre Williams to a two-year contract extension, per sources.

Williams is now tied to Cowtown through the 2021 season. He was originally scheduled to become a free agent on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

The 27-year-old started 16 games for the Stamps and can line up anywhere along the offensive line. Williams is capable of playing at an all-star level at centre and tackle. He was a must-sign player for general manager John Hufnagel who has called Williams a cornerstone of the protectors up front.

Williams started 15 regular season games for Calgary in 2018 and was part of an offensive line that was tied for the fewest sacks allowed in the CFL that year with 27. He started for both the Western Final and Calgary’s 2018 Grey Cup victory against Ottawa.

In 2017, the University of South Alabama product started all 18 regular season games for the Stamps and earned West Division all-star honours.

Williams initially signed with the Stampeders in 2016 and has suited up in 52 regular season games and six post-season games through four years in the CFL.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.