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Nik Lewis Signs With Stampeders, Announces Retirement

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Calgary President and General Manager John Hufnagel announced that Nik Lewis has signed a one-day contract with the Calgary Stampeders so her can retire with the club.

Lewis, the Canadian Football League’s all-time leader in receptions with 1,051 catches, played 11 seasons with the Stampeders before spending the final 3 years of his career with the Montreal Alouettes.

Lewis finishes his career with 13,778 receiving yards and 71 touchdowns during his 14 seasons in the CFL.

“Nik was an important player for this organization for many years and it’s fitting that he retires as a member of the Stampeders,” said Hufnagel. “In particular, I recall Nik’s outstanding performance in the 2008 Grey Cup – 11 catches for 122 yards – to help us win a championship.

“His accomplishments on the field speak for themselves as Nik was certainly one of most popular players in Stampeders history with our fans. We celebrate his career on this day and wish him all the best for the future.”

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Tiger-Cats’ Brandon Banks Upset with Fine

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Hamilton Tiger-Cats wide receiver Brandon Banks is upset over a fine he was hit with for “making unnecessary contact on an on-field official” during his team’s win over the Calgary Stampeders back on Saturday.

Banks was hit with a 10-yard objectionable conduct penalty during the questionable play, which took place during the third quarter of play.

Banks, who was named a top performer for his performance, hauled in 9 receptions for 86 yards and two touchdown. Banks also returned a missed field goal for a touchdown.

Banks responded to the fine on Twitter, directing his message to CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrose.

“This is bull—- @RandyAmbrosie! I want U to review this type and I want a personal meeting with u about this one I not letting this one slide by easy!!”

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Eskimos Release Jordan Robinson, Bryce Bobo

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The Edmonton Eskimos have released running back Jordan Robinson and wide receiver Bryce Bobo, according to CF.ca.

Robinson, who joined the Eskimos in 2018, played in one game for Edmonton this season, racking up 131 kickoff return years along with four punt return yards.

Bobo, who joined Edmonton this season, did not see any action.

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Luc Brodeur-Jourdain Joins Alouettes Coaching Staff

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The Montreal Alouettes have announced that they Luc Brodeur-Jourdain will be taking over as offensive line coach on their coaching staff under Paul Dunn.

Brodeur-Jourdain recently retired from the Alouttes, playing in his last game a week ago against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Brodeur-Jourdain, 36, played 11 seasons with Montreal and won two Grey Cup in 2009 and 2010.

“We are extremely pleased to know that Luc will remain in the organization,” head coach Khari Jones said, according to CFL.ca. “He is respected by everyone on the team and his leadership skills will make him an excellent asset to our coaching staff.”

“I have always had a desire to teach and coach others” Brodeur-Jourdain said. “The will to share my knowledge was with me even when I was a student. Through my journey, I have learned that the best way to ensure that you understand a concept is to explain it,”

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