February 20, 2018


Photo by Mark Shannon

As part of a new league-wide initiative, the Calgary Stampeders are disclosing 10 players on their current negotiation list.

It’s the first of two occasions a 10-player list will be made public by each CFL club, with the other taking place in December.

Teams adding an international or undrafted national player to their negotiation list retain exclusive CFL rights to that player. Players can be added, removed or traded from the list at any time.

Each team’s negotiation list can contain up to 45 players.

Here are 10 players currently on the Stampeders’ negotiation list:

Josh Allen (offensive lineman): Allen spent a portion of the 2017 season on the Stamps’ practice roster. Allen signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2014 and appeared in three NFL games that season. Allen attended training camp with the Buccaneers in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and also spent time with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016. In college, Allen played 47 games over four seasons at Louisiana-Monroe and was named second-team all-Sun Belt Conference as a junior in 2012 after starting all 13 games at centre for the Warhawks.

Keyarris Garrett (receiver): The University of Tulsa alum has spent time on the Carolina Panthers practice squad in each of the past two seasons. He was first-team American Athletic Conference in 2015 after making 96 catches for 1,588 yards and eight touchdowns. His season included a conference single-game record of 14 catches for 268 yards.

Bennett Jackson (defensive back): Jackson signed a futures contract with the Baltimore Ravens last month after previously spending time with the New York Giants. He was a sixth-round pick by the Giants in the 2014 NFL draft. He played college football at Notre Dame, recording 158 total tackles and six interceptions in 52 games over four seasons.

Anthony Johnson (defensive lineman): Johnson has played 22 career NFL games for Miami, New England, the New York Jets and Indianapolis since the start of the 2014 season. In 40 career games at Louisiana State University, Johnson recorded 77 tackles including 22 tackles for loss and as well as seven sacks.

Tommylee Lewis (receiver): Lewis signed with the NFL’s New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and has appeared in 27 games over the past two seasons. He has 951 all-purpose yards including 17 catches for 192 yards and one touchdown, 25 rushing yards, 459 kickoff-return yards and 275 punt-return yards. Lewis played 49 games at Northern Illinois University, making 172 catches for 1,680 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also had 578 rushing yards and three touchdowns and 1,673 kickoff-return yards and four majors.

Givens Price (offensive lineman): Price played one game for the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals in 2016 and has also spent time on the practice rosters of the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played four years at the University of Nebraska, seeing action on both the offensive line and, during his senior season, on the defensive line.

Tyler Rogers (quarterback): The Peoria, Ariz., product completed his collegiate career at New Mexico State in 2017, throwing for 4,016 yards and 27 touchdowns in 12 games. He added seven rushing scores. In 39 career games for the Aggies, he threw for 10,372 yards and 69 touchdowns and rushed for 14 TDs.

Brandon Silvers (quarterback): Silvers was a four-year starter at Troy University in Alabama and participated in last month’s Senior Bowl. He threw for 3,290 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2017 as he led the Trojans to an 11-2 record and a share of the Sun Belt Conference championship. In his collegiate career, he threw for 10,677 yards and 71 touchdowns.

Greg Ward (quarterback/receiver): Ward spent most of the 2017 season as a receiver on the practice roster for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles. He was a quarterback at the University of Houston and finished his collegiate career as the Cougars’ all-time leader in rushing yards by a QB with 2,375. He threw for 8,705 yards and 52 touchdowns and also had 39 rushing majors.

Tourek Williams (defensive lineman): Williams played 44 NFL games for the San Diego Chargers from 2013-16 including six starts at linebacker in 2016. He was on the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice roster in 2017. The Tallahassee, Fla., native played four seasons at Florida International, earning first-team all-Sun Belt honours in 2012 and second-team honours in 2010 and 2011.