Linebacker Jameer Thurman returns to Stampeders’ lineup for Labour Day Classic

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The Calgary Stampeders are receiving some reinforcements ahead of their Labour Day matchup with the Edmonton Elks, including the return of starting middle linebacker Jameer Thurman.

Thurman has been out of the lineup since Week 10 with a knee injury but is back on top of the depth chart after a full week of practice. In seven games thus far in 2022, He has amassed 30 defensive tackles, another on special teams, two interceptions and one forced fumble.

The Indiana State product first joined the Stamps in 2017 and was a key member of Calgary’s Grey Cup championship team in 2018. He attended training camp with the NFL’s Chicago Bears in 2019 and played for the XFL’s DC Defenders in 2020 before returning to Calgary ahead of the 2021 season.

Thurman served as one of the team’s captains last season and started all 14 regular-season games. He had 62 tackles including one tackle for loss, one special teams tackle, three sacks, three forced fumbles, and three knockdowns.

The middle linebacker isn’t alone in his return to the lineup, as he will be joined by right tackle Julian Good-Jones and Canadian receivers Jalen Philpot and Richie Sindani.