Cowtown Comeback: CFL all-star DB Tre Roberson rejoins Stampeders after NFL stint

The Calgary Stampeders have made a major addition to their secondary with the signing of Tre Roberson.

This is Roberson’s second stint with the Stampeders as the Indianapolis native played 32 regular-season games and three post-season contests for Calgary in 2018 and 2019 before signing with the National Football League’s Chicago Bears.

Roberson was placed on injured reserve by the Bears last summer, which allowed general manager Ryan Pace to stash the talented cover man while he healed from a broken foot. The 28-year-old suffered the setback while training for the 2020 NFL season.

In 2019, Roberson earned CFL all-star honours and was the Calgary Stampeders nominee for the league’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player award. He made 16 starts and ranked second in the CFL with seven interceptions.

The six-foot, 200-pounder scored two touchdowns – one on an interception return and one on a fumble recovery. Roberson also had 12 knockdowns – the third-highest total in the CFL – as well as 41 tackles. In 32 career regular season games over two seasons with Calgary, Roberson has 95 tackles and 10 interceptions.

In 32 regular-season games for the Red and White, Roberson had 95 tackles including four tackles for loss, 10 interceptions including a pick-six, 18 knockdowns, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries including one that he returned 93 yards for a touchdown.

In addition to his time with the Bears, Roberson attended training camps with the Minnesota Vikings in 2016 and 2017 before joining the Stampeders.

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