Stamps ink DB Collins

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, Last Updated: 10:42 AM ET

Only days after the Calgary Stampeders released two import players, the CFL team switched gears Thursday by re-signing one of its defensive catalysts.

Import defensive back Milt Collins and the Red & White agreed on a deal that extends Collins' time in Calgary.

While terms of the deal were not released, Collins' signing comes only a week after the Stamps released linebacker Shannon James and backup running back Demetris Summers.

Thursday's extension appears to be a positive for the team and Collins, who joined the Stamps as a free agent in May of 2008.

"Calgary is a great city ... I wouldn't want to play anywhere else," said the 6-foot-1, 182 lb. Collins of his new deal.

"Milt is a young, talented player and I'm pleased he wanted to extend his contract with the Stampeders," said Stampeders coach and GM John Hufnagel.

Collins recorded 38 tackles, including one for loss, five special-teams tackles and one pass knockdown as the Stampeders' starting safety in 18 regular-season games last year. He added two interceptions and one fumble recovery he returned 39 yards for a TD. Collins notched five tackles and one special-teams wrap-up in two post-season starts.


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