Calgary Stampeders sign Canadian OL Kyle Saxelid, one other

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The Calgary Stampeders have signed Canadian offensive lineman Kyle Saxelid and American defensive back Kenyon Reed.

Saxelid was a second-round pick of the Edmonton Elks in the 2019 CFL Draft out of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He played 29 games over two seasons with the team, making 16 starts at left tackle, left guard, right guard, and right tackle.

The six-foot-seven, 320-pound blocker was traded to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats ahead of the 2022 season though he dressed for only 10 games over two seasons with the club due to injury. The native of Elk Grove, Calif. qualified for Canadian citizenship through his mother, Cheryl, who was born in New Brunswick.

Reed played four collegiate seasons at San Jose State where he made 105 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, one sack, and one forced fumble over 37 career games.

The five-foot-eleven, 187-pound native of Sacramento, Calif. originally committed to Utah State before transferring to the Spartans.

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