Comiskey comes full circle

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:21 PM ET

John Comiskey’s football career has come full circle.

The veteran offensive lineman has signed a free-agent pact with the Calgary Stampeders, rejoining the squad that shipped him to the Edmonton Eskimos two years ago for the right to draft right guard Dimitri Tsoumpas.

Ironically, Comiskey will likely fight for the starting spot vacated by Tsoumpas, who signed with the NFL’s Miami Dolphins earlier this month.

“I’m thrilled to be back in Calgary, where everything started for me,” Comiskey said in a statement. “I’m really looking forward to a great 2010 campaign and am excited for the opportunity to reconnect with former teammates as well as the nucleus that has been put together since I’ve been gone. There is a great coaching staff here and I can’t wait to get started.”

Comiskey was drafted by the Stampeders in 2005 and spent three seasons wearing Red & White before being traded to the archrival Eskimos. The product of Prince Albert, Sask., was Edmonton’s nominee for the CFL’s Most Outstanding Lineman award two seasons ago but was released last month.

Stamps boss John Hufnagel is excited about bringing the 29-year-old lineman back to McMahon Stadium.

“A player of his experience and stature will add depth and veteran leadership to our football team,” Hufnagel said in a statement.


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