CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders continue to check players off their free agency list. The club announced Tuesday that they have signed international defensive back Joe Burnett to a contract extension.
“Joe played great football at cornerback for us and it was unfortunate that his season was cut short by injury,” said Stampeders general manager John Hufnagel. “I look forward to seeing Joe back at full strength and speed in training camp so that he can try to pick up where he left off.”
Burnett, who had been eligible to become a free agent in February, played 13 games during his first season with the Red and White. He earned a starting job at cornerback in Week 6 and excelled until suffering a season-ending injury on Sept. 25 in Winnipeg.