January 29, 2021

Greenwood Back

The Stampeders have signed national linebacker Cory Greenwood.

Greenwood was originally signed to Calgary’s practice roster on Sept. 18, 2018, and has suited up for a total of 18 regular-season games, two playoff contests and one Grey Cup for the Stamps.

Cory Greenwood
College: Concordia
Height: 6.02
Weight: 235
Born: June 5, 1985
Birthplace: Kingston, ON

“I’m really happy to be back!” said Greenwood. “I was on the verge of re-signing last year before the season was cancelled, which was disappointing, but the silver lining is that year off was great for my body and mind. I still have that drive I had when I was in my twenties and look forward to helping this team win in any capacity.”

Before coming to Calgary, Greenwood played 22 games with the Toronto Argonauts and 48 games with the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs. He was selected third overall by the Argos in the 2010 CFL draft, but instead signed with the Chiefs and played all 16 games for Kansas City in 2010, 2011 and 2012, accumulating 34 total tackles and one forced fumble. He then signed with the Argos in 2014.

Greenwood signed with Edmonton prior to the 2017 season but injured his knee in training camp and missed the entire season.

In 2019, Greenwood played and started 12 regular-season games at middle linebacker for Calgary, recording 79 defensive tackles, three forced fumbles, two sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery. After being injured in Week 14, Greenwood returned for the Western Semi-Final, registering three defensive tackles.

Through 40 career regular-season games, Greenwood has accumulated 187 defensive tackles including three tackles for loss, 12 special-teams tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles, three knockdowns and two fumble recoveries.

He was a member of Calgary’s Grey Cup championship team in 2018, making one special-teams tackle in the victory.

“Cory is an importance piece for us to bring back in 2021,” said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel. “His veteran presence and hard-nosed play will be valuable assets for our linebacking corps.”