Calgary Stampeders sign veteran defensive lineman Mike Moore

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The Calgary Stampeders have signed American defensive lineman Mike Moore.

The six-foot-four, 269-pound Moore previously played for Ottawa, Edmonton and Montreal. He was a West Division all-star in 2019 and last season led the Alouettes in sacks with six.

“I’m grateful to the Stampeders for giving me this chance to continue my football career,” Moore said in a statement. “I’m really looking forward to being a part of the team and getting the season started.”

In 66 career regular-season CFL games, the 29-year-old Moore has recorded 101 tackles including eight tackles for loss, 23 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one blocked kick. He has also dressed for four post-season contests while making nine tackles and two sacks.

Moore’s father Shawn is a former professional quarterback whose career included a stint with the Stampeders in 1995. The elder Moore also played for Ottawa and Winnipeg in the CFL and with the Denver Broncos in the National Football League.

Both father and son played at the University of Virginia. The next generation Moore played 47 games over four seasons with the Cavaliers, seeing action both on the defensive line and at linebacker. He accumulated 108 tackles including 24 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, five passes defended, four fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles.