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Calgary Stampeders Sign Trio of American Players for Upcoming CFL Season

The Calgary Stampeders have bolstered their roster with the addition of three American talents—running back B.J. Emmons, wide receiver Isaiah Epps, and defensive lineman Cody Roscoe. All three are intended to provide depth and competition across key positions in the team.

B.J. Emmons, previously a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ practice squad, has joined the Stampeders after attending their 2023 training camp. Standing at six feet tall and weighing 220 pounds, Emmons’ journey in football began at the University of Alabama. In 2016, as a freshman, he had 35 carries for 173 yards and a touchdown.

He shared the backfield with future NFL participants Damien Harris, Bo Scarborough, and Josh Jacobs. Emmons subsequently transferred to Hutchinson Community College and ultimately completed his NCAA career at Florida Atlantic University. Although undrafted in the 2021 NFL Draft, Emmons signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent, later joining the Las Vegas Raiders. Additionally, Emmons has experience from his time in the USFL with the 2022 Tampa Bay Bandits.

Isaiah Epps, a receiver standing six-foot-two and weighing 190 pounds, had a promising college career divided between the University of Kentucky and the University of Tulsa. Epps was undrafted in the 2023 NFL Draft but was invited to the Cleveland Browns rookie minicamp. His experience adds potential playmaking ability to the Stampeders’ receiving corps.

Defensive lineman Cody Roscoe adds depth to Calgary’s defensive front, following a two-season stint with the Riders which resulted in four tackles, one sack, and a forced fumble over five games. The six-foot-one, 255-pound lineman brings a commanding presence to the defensive line and has a significant college track record. Roscoe played his college ball at McNeese State and Syracuse University.

Each player provides particular skills and attributes to the Calgary Stampeders, with the organization hoping their contributions will translate into on-field success during the CFL season. These signings reflect the team’s commitment to strengthening their lineup, as they prepare to contend in the competitive landscape of the Canadian Football League.

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