Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Jock Sanders signs with the Calgary Stampeders

   After getting cut by the Tampa Bay Bucs following Training Camp in 2011, Jock Sanders broke into the CFL with the B.C. Lions. Now, three years later, Sanders found himself as a free-agent commodity, weighing offers from four teams.
   On Tuesday, he made his decision by signing with the Calgary Stampeders.

  He joined the Lions for the remainder of the season in 2011, and it took him some time to get up to speed. By the end of the season, he had played enough to garner interest from the Saskatchewan Roughriders who signed him to a 2-year contract.
   The Riders won the Grey Cup in 2013, and Sanders was their main return man. On offense, he plays as a Slotback, which is a running back/slot receiver combination.
  In 2013 with Saskatchewan, Sanders had 1,485 all-purpose yards, with 787 yards on 35 kickoff returns (an average of 22.5 yards per return), 505 yards on 64 punt returns (7.9-yard average), 78 rushing yards on 21 carries and 115 yards and one touchdown on nine receptions.
   The terms of the contract were not disclosed, but both Sanders is happy with his choice and excited to start the next phase of his career.
  "I'm very happy to be a Stampeder," said Sanders. "From my time in Saskatchewan, I have the utmost respect for Calgary and the organization and I'm glad to be a part of that now. The Stampeders have been a very successful team for quite a few years and I'm looking forward to doing whatever I can to contribute to a championship."

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