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CALGARY — With just under 90 minutes before the markets opened, the Calgary Stampeders retained reciever Eric Rogers, signing the star receiver to a two-year contract.
Rogers played nine games with the Calgary Stampeders in 2018, hauling in 36 passes for 499 yards and five touchdowns.
“When Eric is on the field, he’s a game-changing receiver,” said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel. “He battled through knee problems to make very important contributions for us last season. We expect that the knee will not be a significant issue for Eric in 2019 and that he will maintain his high level of play.”
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The 27-year-old exploded onto the scene in his second season in Calgary in 2015. He suited up in 17 games with the Stamps and caught 87 passes for a league-leading 1,448 yards and 10 touchdowns.
He then tried his hand south of the border in the NFL before returning to Cowtown before the start of last season.
The six-foot-three, 215-pound pass-catcher was named a CFL All-Star and CFL West Division All-Star in 2015. He’s also a two-time Grey Cup Champion, winning the championship in 2014 and 2018.