Stampeders get REC Reggie Begelton back for pivotal matchup vs. Lions

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The Calgary Stampeders will get several key pieces back in the lineup for their pivotal matchup with the B.C. Lions on Friday, including star receiver Reggie Begelton.

The six-foot, 204-pound target has been a full participant in practice all week after missing the team’s last game with a chest injury. He will slide back into the starting lineup, where he has recorded 82 receptions for 1,053 yards and four touchdowns in 14 games this year.

Also adding depth to the Stamps’ receiving corps this week will be Canadian pass catcher Tyson Middlemost. Rookie H-back Rysen John and American wide-out Floyd Allen, who caught his first career touchdown last week, have both been returned to the practice roster.

Also returning to the starting lineup after a stint on the six-game injured list is versatile defensive end Mike Moore. The 30-year-old has had a relatively quiet 2023 season, notching seven tackles and a sack in 10 games, but will take first-team reps. Defensive tackle Terrell McClain (ankle) has been added to the one-game injured list.

Third-year Canadian offensive lineman Bryce Bell is back from his own stay on the six-game and will serve as the sixth OL. Veteran Jamal Campbell will be a healthy scratch.

The Stampeders (5-11) will visit the Lions (12-5) on Friday, October 20 at 10:00 p.m. EDT. Calgary can clinch a playoff spot with a victory and a Saskatchewan Roughriders’ loss on Saturday but can be eliminated from postseason contention with a loss and a Riders’ win.

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