Rod Davis joins Stamps; Stewart, Armstead released | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League

CALGARY -- Calgary Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel is pleased to announce that import linebacker Rod Davis has signed with the team. As per club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

In other transactions, the Stampeders have released import defensive lineman Anwar Stewart and import receiver/kick returner Jason Armstead.

Davis is a four-year CFL veteran who recorded 35 tackles, four special-teams tackles, five sacks, two fumble recoveries and three interceptions in 16 games for the Montreal Alouettes in 2012.

The Gulfport, Miss., native spent the first three seasons of his CFL career in Edmonton and registered 149 tackles, 22 special-teams tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and five interceptions in 41 regular-season games for the Eskimos.

He also appeared in three playoff contests for Edmonton and accumulated 14 tackles.

“With Rod having spent the majority of his career up the road in Edmonton, I am very familiar with his abilities,” said Hufnagel. “He’s an excellent addition to our team and I look forward to seeing him perform in a Stampeders uniform.”

Prior to coming to the CFL, Davis played three seasons in the National Football League and played a total of 40 games — 39 for the Minnesota Vikings and one for Carolina Panthers. He has also played for the Philadelphia Soul in the Arena Football League. Prior to turning pro, Davis starred at Southern Mississippi and was twice a first-team all-Conference USA player.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to be a Stampeder,” said Davis. “It’s a team I know very well from my days in Edmonton and all the games we played against Calgary. It’s great to get a chance now to wear the red and white.”

Fan Comments
wild horse
Watched the Dan Hawkins interview. 180 degrees different from Mark Trestman's style. Should be an interesting "New Era", but likely with a lot of familiar players. Probably only moderate personnel changes on Offence.RB by committee?
Some spots up for grabs on D. What?! A Kick Returner.
February 28, 2013 - 9:42pm
wild horse
ANWAR STEWART ***** Thanks for all the great years, and game-changing plays. He brought Yoga to Football!!
February 26, 2013 - 11:50pm
als rule
the saskatchewan roughriders have signed ex argo FA C DE ricky foley to the squad!! expect anwar stewart to wear the alouette uniform one last time as he signs an als contract for 1 day so as to be able to retire from the CFL as a montreal alouettes!! thanx anwar!!
February 25, 2013 - 10:10pm
als rule
will anwar stewart replace ed philion on CJAD football broadcasts with rick moffat as the colourman?
February 25, 2013 - 10:04pm
als rule
rod davis played not badly in montreal BUT in jeff reinebold's defence everybody STUNK in montreal!! yes everybody!!
February 25, 2013 - 9:49pm
wild horse
Lighten up A.R. All Als STUNK?? everybody on D? #34?, #10?, #41?,#91?, I could go on. Let Reingold Go, and I won't bring up ALL the injuries. Turn the page, Bro'. Get with the New Era. Alouettes 2013 D will ROCK & ROLL!!!
February 26, 2013 - 11:15am
als rule
WH your opinion of a defence that was if possible worse in '12 then '11!! win together and lose together!! therefore whole D stunk!! reinebold!! using injuries for your pathelic play of your team is not cricket olde boy!! new era "we" shall see!! turn the page again "we" shall see what '13 brings!!
February 27, 2013 - 8:05pm
wild horse
A.R.,I really know nothing about cricket, but I know Fubol, Brother Larkster. There is no Als House-Cleaning here. We're keeping almost all of our talented group of D players (Adios,#33), and added a few new studs. Jeff's gone, OK, it didn't work. Many the Slip betwixt Lip and Coupe Grey, but I'm confident in our talented roster of players, and the new coaching staff. You heard it here from Ye Olde Perfesser - ALS will ROCK!!!!
February 28, 2013 - 12:27pm
wild horse
Only occasional flashes with the Als, often lackluster. I was disappointed with his play. In fairness,he was injured at one point. Hope he helps those Red Cowboys, but not too much. (Get ride of those awful black unis!!)
February 25, 2013 - 8:31pm
Agree with these roster moves by Huffer. The Armstead release was expected, but I thought Anwar Stewart did an OK job and was maybe going to hang around for the '13 season.
Very pleased to have Rod Davis play for the Red Horsemen. The club is sure shaping up well. Just need to figure out that blurry QB position.
February 25, 2013 - 7:21pm
Why would Montreal let him get away?
February 25, 2013 - 6:51pm
als rule
didn't fit in the als current plans in a 43 defence as opposed to last year's 53 defence!!
February 25, 2013 - 9:45pm