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May 16, 2019

ROOKIE CAMP NOTES

The rookies are ready to roll.

On a gloomy Thursday, they’re taking to the McMahon Stadium field for the first time in 2019 with the hopes of impressing the Stampeders’ brass.

Not familiar with the new crop of talent in Red & White? We’ve got some interesting facts and notes to help get you acquainted.

POSITION BREAKDOWN:

Position Group Players
Quarterback Troy Cook, Mason Nyhus
Running back LaDarius Galloway, Ka’Deem Carey, Gerald Holmes
Receiver Hergy Mayala, Atlee Simon, Christian Gibbs, Andres Salgado, Aaron Peck, Griff Whalen, Colton Hunchak, Michael Klukas, Josh Huff, Daniel Braverman, Shay Fields
Offensive line Leon Johnson, Guillermo Calderon, Jaylan Guthrie, David Brown, Zack Williams, Justin Lawrence, Darrell Greene
Defensive line Darnell Thompson, Vincent Desjardins, Tee Sims, Kevin Prosser, Rickey Neal, Chris Casher
Linebacker Job Reinhart, Travis Wilson, Jerod Fernandez, Fraser Sopik, Anthony Gore
Defensive back Nick Statz, DaShaun Amos, Dagogo Maxwell, Gump Hayes, Marko Myers, Malique Jackson, Raheem Wilson, Zacary Alexis, Lorenzo Jerome, Jamari Gilbert, Reese Fleming, Mike Stevens

View the full Stamps roster here.

NFL EXPERIENCE: The Stampeders are bringing four players to camp with NFL experience; receivers Daniel Braverman, Josh Huff, and Griff Whalen and running back Ka’Deem Carey. Braverman spent time with the Chicago Bears, playing in three games during the 2016 season. Huff, a third-round NFL Draft pick by the Philadelphia Eagles, suited up for 34 games from 2014-16, catching 48 balls for 482 yards and four majors. He also played three games with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2016. Whalen spent the majority of his six year NFL stint with the Indianapolis Colts, but also saw time with the San Diego Chargers and Baltimore Ravens. In 79 career games, he compiled 51 receptions for 523 yards and a trio of scores. Ka’Deem Carey spent some time with the Stampeders last season, but prior to him coming to the CFL, he spent three seasons with the Chicago Bears where he ran the ball 111 times for 443 yards and two touchdowns.

CFL-LFA EXPERIENCE: As part of the CFL 2.0, teams selected Mexico’s top players in the CFL-LFA Draft back in January. After a lottery was done to determine the draft order, the Stampeders held the ninth and final pick in each round. With those selections, they grabbed receiver Andres Salgado, kicker Oscar Hugo Silva, and defensive lineman Guillermo Calderon. Salgado – coming into camp off of a Mexcio Bowl win last Sunday – and Calderon got there first taste of CFL football today, while Silva will join the group when training camp opens on Sunday.

POSITION CHANGES: With a full complement of running backs already in-house, the Stampeders have made the decision to move 2018 draft selection Atlee Simon to receiver. Primarily playing out of the backfield with the University of Regina Rams, Simon hauled in just three passes for 42 yards in five games during the 2018 season. Another mover is defensive lineman Guillermo Calderon. Drafted with the final pick in the CFL-LFA Draft, Calderon will be making the move to offensive line with the Stampeders.