Stampeders re-sign national linebacker Cory Greenwood

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The Calgary Stampeders have re-signed Canadian linebacker Cory Greenwood.

The native of Kingston, Ont. started 12 regular season games at middle linebacker for Calgary in 2019, recording 79 defensive tackles, three forced fumbles, two sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery.

“I’m really happy to be back!” said Greenwood in a press release. “I was on the verge of re-signing last year before the season was cancelled, which was disappointing, but the silver lining is that year off was great for my body and mind. I still have that drive I had when I was in my twenties and look forward to helping this team win in any capacity.”

Greenwood played 48 games with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2010 to 2012, making 34 total tackles and one forced fumble. He signed with Toronto — the team that drafted him No. 3 overall in 2010, in 2014.

“Cory is an importance piece for us to bring back in 2021,” said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel. “His veteran presence and hard-nosed play will be valuable assets for our linebacking corps.”

Greenwood signed with Edmonton prior to the 2017 season but injured his knee in training camp and missed the entire season.

Through 40 career regular season CFL games, Greenwood has accumulated 187 defensive tackles including three tackles for loss, 12 special teams tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles, three knockdowns and two fumble recoveries.

He was a member of Calgary’s Grey Cup championship team in 2018, making one special teams tackle in the victory.