Lysack looking for a home

IAN BUSBY -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 7:34 AM ET

After being flip-flopped between Calgary and Winnipeg each of the past two seasons, Wes Lysack is looking for a permanent resting place. And that may not be Cowtown.

The Calgary Stampeders safety will take his time to decide where his future CFL destination lies because he's set to become a free agent in February.

"Right now, we're not going to get too much into it," Lysack said before taking off for Winnipeg, where his wife and son live.

"The Stamps said they want to talk about it before the free-agency period begins Feb. 15.

"I'm going to worry now about getting my stuff together and get back to my wife and kid. I'll chill out before I start talking to people."

Lysack was drafted by the Stamps in 2003 and spent a season and a half as the starting safety before being part of the five-player Khari Jones trade last October. With new ownership in place, Lysack was brought back in exchange for import defensive back Anthony Malbrough.

As one of only two free agents on the Stamps roster -- Canadian receiver Mike Juhasz is the other -- Lysack is free to explore options around the league.

A handful of teams expressed interest in trading for Lysack when he was a member of the Blue Bombers, where he was fourth in the league in tackles at the time.

With Trey Young emerging as the Stamps' starting safety this season, Calgary may not be suited for Lysack. Although the Stamps want to talk contract soon, Lysack will have to be wooed.

"If this is the best fit for us, I don't know," Lysack said.

The Stamps may also lose players for other reasons.

DL Rahim Abdullah may return to Florida to fight a custody battle for his nine-year-old daughter. Canadian RB Scott Deibert may decide to retire, while import DB Jermaine Chatman is in his option year and will explore NFL interests.


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