Bolden avoids free agency, re-signs with Stamps | CFL.ca | Official Site of the Canadian Football League
 
Adam Gagnon
 

CFL.ca Staff

CALGARY -- Calgary Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel announced today the re-signing of import defensive lineman Demonte’ Bolden. As per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
 
Bolden, who had been eligible to become a free agent on Feb. 15, played 17 regular-season games at defensive tackle for the Stampeders in 2013, recording 34 tackles, four sacks, three knockdowns and two fumble recoveries.

One of the sacks — during an Aug. 9 game against Saskatchewan — was for a safety. He was part of a defensive unit that led the CFL in sacks in 2013 and allowed the second-lowest point total.

Bolden missed the Western Final because of a knee injury suffered in the regular-season finale.
 
“Demonte’ was a strong presence on the interior of our defensive line last season,” said Hufnagel. “All reports indicate that his recovery is going well and I’m looking forward to seeing him back in full form at training camp.”
 
Bolden, 28, signed with the Stampeders in 2011 after two seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He has recorded 110 career tackles to go with nine sacks and five fumble recoveries.
 
“I’m grateful to be returning to the Stampeders,” said Bolden, a University of Tennessee alumnus. “I love the city, I love the fans, I love my teammates and it’s great to be back. My knee is doing very well and I’m working hard to get ready for the coming season.”

Fan Comments
tabbiefanmcb
So why did the Ticats let him go?
February 04, 2014 - 7:04pm
 
als rule
another day another hugnagel signing for calgary!!
February 04, 2014 - 2:40pm
 
als rule
man GM/HC hufnagel continues his work signing his FA players 2 new contracts and having the envy of every GM in the league!!
February 04, 2014 - 2:02pm