Stampeders sign rising DL Mike Rose to contract extension

The Calgary Stampeders have signed American defensive lineman Mike Rose to a two-year contract that runs through the 2021 season.

Rose was scheduled to become a free agent on February 11.

The 27-year-old Rose led all CFL interior linemen in 2019 with 46 defensive tackles. That total included five tackles for loss and he also had five sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and as he started all 18 games for the Stamps. He also started the Western Semi-Final.

“I paid my dues here in Calgary,” Rose said. “Now it’s time to get some championships.”

The North Carolina State product joined the Stamps in 2017 and appeared in one game that year and in 2018 before becoming a full-time starter last season.

“Mike took advantage of the opportunity that was presented to him last season and became an important and dependable player in the middle of our defence,” Stampeders general manager John Hufnagel said. “Now that he has a full season of experience, I look forward to seeing him further raise the level of his play.”

In 20 career games for Calgary, Rose has 51 defensive tackles, four special-teams tackles, five sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He had 121 tackles, 17 sacks and four forced fumbles in 51 games over four seasons at North Carolina State.

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