Official: Stampeders bolster o-line with American OT Trevon Tate

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The Calgary Stampeders have officially signed American offensive lineman Trevon Tate. The news was first reported by Justin Dunk on February 8.

The 27-year-old played in 10 games for the Toronto Argonauts in 2023, making eight starts at left tackle and two at right tackle. He was part of a unit that allowed a league-low 19 sacks and helped their running backs average 5.3 yards per carry.

The Memphis product originally signed with the Argonauts in August of 2021, though his first action after striking the deal came as an emergency COVID relief player with the Ottawa Redblacks. After reverting to the Double Blue, he started four games in each of his first two seasons but was limited by injury.

The six-foot-four, 295-pound blocker signed with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2019 but was released that same month, immediately heading to the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats where he dressed for one game. In four professional seasons, he has appeared in 21 contests, starting all of them.

Tate now joins a franchise that struggled at the tackle position in 2023, starting three different players on the left side and four on the right side.

The Stampeders will open their 2024 season on Friday, June 7 when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.