It’s a snap: Stampeders re-sign veteran long snapper Aaron Crawford

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The Calgary Stampeders have re-signed veteran long-snapper Aaron Crawford.

Originally inked by the team ahead of the 2021 season, the Medicine Hat native played all 14 regular season games with the Stamps last season and the West Semi-Final.

However, his availability for future playoff games had the Stampeders won their matchup with the Saskatchewan Roughriders was reportedly in doubt due to his vaccination status and he was not re-signed by the team in the initial part of free agency due to ongoing travel restrictions.

The Stampeders have not commented on whether the 35-year-old’s status has changed.

Crawford was selected by Toronto in the sixth round of the 2012 CFL Draft and he attended training camp with the Argonauts in 2012 and with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2013. He spent time on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ practice roster in 2013 before joining the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Crawford made his Canadian Football League debut with the Ticats in 2013 and played 107 combined regular season and post-season games for the club, including Grey Cup appearances in 2014 and 2019.