The Calgary Stampeders are looking at players with NFL experience to fill out their roster as training camp approaches on June 2.
Yesterday the Stamps signed offensive linemen Sam Allen and Edwin Harrison and linebacker Robert McCune.
Harrison, a 6’3″, 315 pound guard, played the last two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Houston native, 25, attended the University of Colorado. According to www.collegefootball.org, Harrison’s grandfather Calvin Jones played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1956 and died in a plane crash from Vancouver to Calgary just after the 1956 CFL All-Star Game.
Allen, 6’5″, 300 pounds, played briefly with the San Diego Chargers last year, and has spent time in the Oakland Raiders’ organization. Allen, 23, from Lansing, Michigan, played his collegiate football at Grand Valley State University.
McCune is probably the best of the trio. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the 5th round, 154th overall in the 2005 NFL Draft before going to play with the Redskins, Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens from 2005-08. The 31 year-old from Mobile, Alabama attended the University of Louisville. McCune has also been highly praised in the football world for his military service. He has spent time with the United States National Guard in Kuwait.