American offensive lineman Nila Kasitati rejoins Calgary Stampeders

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American offensive lineman Nila Kasitati has rejoined the Calgary Stampeders.

The 28-year-old University of Oklahoma product appeared in 20 games for the Stampeders over the 2018 and 2019 seasons, making 18 starts at right tackle and two at centre. He originally reported to training camp in 2021 before being placed on the retirement list on July 10.

Kasitati has been placed on Calgary’s suspended list as he completes his quarantine period.

The Stamps also signed defensive lineman Misiona Aiolupotea-Pei (mee-see-OH-nuh EYE-oh-loo-POH-tay-uh-BAY-ee).

The six-foot-three, 270-pound native of Porirua, NZ made six starts in 25 games over two seasons at Washington State, recording 29 tackles including 4.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble. He was invited to the Hula Bowl following his senior season.