Davis dreamed of return

IAN BUSBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 11:54 AM ET

Jim Davis watched the Calgary Stampeders defence from Edmonton last season and didn't see any problems.

After joining the Stamps yesterday, the defensive lineman is a big believer in Chris Jones' system, even if the team is struggling right now.

"It's the best defence I've seen in the CFL," said Davis, who participated in his first practice in Red & White yesterday.

"This is picture perfect. This is what guys like myself are built for, guys who can run and get to the ball. It's a fun defence and so refreshing."

During his stint with the Eskimos last season, Davis had six sacks and 26 defensive tackles in 14 games.

The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder was a training camp cut with the Stamps in 2007 and is excited to be back in Calgary after getting released by the Eskimos.

"More than anything, I've dreamed of coming back here," Davis said. "To come back to Calgary is a huge move for me."

ARTHUR BACK IN ACTION

For the past couple months, Jabari Arthur has played catch with fellow injured players during practices.

Yesterday, the Canadian receiver stepped in to run a few routes with the full team. The sophomore has been out since breaking his foot in practice before the season-opener.

"I'm taking baby steps right now," Arthur said. "This is the first time I caught the ball moving in about two months. It felt good to be out there again."

Arthur is eligible to come off the nine-game list after Labour Day, and it seems unlikely he would get pulled off earlier, despite how well his rehab has gone.


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