The 27-year-old Lemon was a big-name signing for the Riders this off-season, joining the team not long after the release of John Chick. Also a former Stampeder and Eskimo, Lemon joined the REDBLACKS midway through last season and recorded six sacks in nine games during the team’s run to an appearance in the 103rd Grey Cup.
He was used sparingly during Thursday night’s 30-17 loss to the Argos in the Riders’ season-opener, recording a forced fumble while failing to record a tackle.
Lemon is in his sixth CFL season and has recorded 28 sacks and 13 forced fumbles over 47 career games. He won a Grey Cup with Calgary in 2014, a career year for him in which he recorded 13 sacks, eight forced fumbles and an interception in 18 regular season games.
Mitchell says the Stamps’ interest at this point is exploratory.
Stamps' interest in Shawn Lemon is exploratory at this point, per source. Lots of obstacles in the way, including $$$. #CFL