Stamps to make great catch

Calgary Sun staff

, Last Updated: 10:03 AM ET

The Calgary Stampeders have called a press conference for today when it is expected the team will announce the signing of receiver Marc Boerigter.

A Stampeders source told the Sun this weekend the club had come to terms on a deal with the former NFL receiver.

Calls to Boerigter and team management weren't returned by deadline last night.

Boerigter told the Sun earlier this month he was interested in returning to the CFL and Calgary was one of his preferred destinations.

Boerigter was a key ingredient in the Stampeders' Grey Cup win in 2001 when he caught a 68-yard touchdown bomb in a 27-19 win over Winnipeg.

Boerigter, 28, played four years (2002-05) with the Kansas City Chiefs. He signed with Indianapolis this season but was released.

Boerigter's best NFL season was 2002 when he started 16 games, catching 20 passes for 420 yards and a 21-yard average.

The 6-ft. 3-in., 220-pounder came to Calgary in 2000 from tiny Hastings College in Nebraska.

In his rookie season on a Stamps team deep in receiver talent, Boerigter caught 63 passes for 1,092 yards and eight TDs.


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