DB Jonathan Moxey, RB Ka’Deem Carey lead wave of reinforcements for Stamps on Labour Day

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The Calgary Stampeders are getting a wave of high-profile reinforcements back in the lineup for their Labour Day matchup with the Edmonton Elks.

Among the stars returning from injury are cornerback Jonathan Moxey (back), running back Ka’Deem Carey (quad), and receiver/returner Tommylee Lewis (wrist).

Moxey has started all nine games he’s played this season, notching eight defensive tackles and an interception. In 43 career games with the Stamps, he has collected 60 tackles while picking off three passes. His return will bump veteran Nick Taylor out of the lineup as a healthy scratch.

Carey has carried the ball just 25 times this year for 115 yards in three games this year but remains one of the league’s most explosive runners. The 30-year-old back was named a CFL all-star in 2022 after rushing for 1,088 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Lewis made his CFL debut in Week 6 and has seen his offensive role expand, while also excelling on special teams. He has caught 14 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown, while fielding 34 punts for 488 yards. The 30-year-old speedster is in his first season north of the border after an extended NFL career.

LeVante Bellamy and Floyd Allen will return to the practice roster to make room for the pair of offensive stars on the roster.

Also returning to the practice roster are offensive linemen D’Antne Demery and Rodeem Brown, as the Stampeders shuffle the duck up front. Sacramento State’s Brandon Weldon will make his first career start at left tackle, while veteran Canadian Jamal Campbell draws back in as the sixth man.

On the other side of the line of scrimmage, defensive end Mike Moore (foot) has been placed on the six-game injured list and defensive tackle T.J. Rayam (knee) will sit out this week on the one-game. Stalwart interior rusher Mike Rose will be bumped out to the edge to begin the game as 35-year-old former NFL draft pick Terrell McClain makes his first appearance of the season inside. Global defensive end Aaron Donkor is also expected to make his debut.

Elsewhere, linebacker Jordan Herdman-Reed (groin) has been placed on the one-game injured list, while fullback William Langlais returns to the lineup.

The Stampeders (3-8) will host the Elks (2-9) on Monday, September 4 at 7:00 p.m. EDT.  It marks the first of two back-to-back meetings for the Alberta franchises, with the Stampeders having a narrow 29-26-1 all-time edge in Labour Day games.

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