The Calgary Stampeders will have a lockdown presence back in their secondary when they face the Toronto Argonauts on Friday.
Veteran cornerback Tre Roberson is slated to return after missing last week with a head injury, bumping Brad Muhammad to a backup role. The 30-year-old has started six games this season, recording 21 tackles and an interception.
Roberson is coming off a down 2022 season that saw him miss much of the year with an injury and undergo off-season knee surgery. He has struggled to stay on the field since his return to the CFL in 2021, playing in 14 games over the past four seasons and collecting 47 tackles and two interceptions.
The former Illinois State quarterback signed with Calgary as a defensive back in 2018 and was named a CFL all-star in his second season after amassing seven interceptions. Roberson translated that into an opportunity with the Chicago Bears, signing the largest CFL to NFL contract since Cameron Wake, but saw his time south of the border derailed by injuries.
Versatile defensive back/linebacker Darius Williams will also rejoin the defence in a backup role after a one-game absence. Linebacker Perry Young has subsequently been moved to the practice roster, as has Canadian receiver Rysen John.
The biggest change elsewhere on the Stampeders’ roster comes on special teams, where long snapper Aaron Crawford (calf) has been placed on the one-game injured list. He will be replaced by Maxime Latour, a veteran of 20 CFL games who was signed by the team on Wednesday.
The Stampeders (2-5) will host the Argos (6-0) on Friday, August 4 at 9:00 p.m. EDT. They are currently point underdogs.