The Calgary Stampeders lost another veteran Canadian Monday when the versatile Markus Howell announced his retirement.
Howell played four seasons in Calgary, spending time as a receiver, kick returner and defensive back.
The 10-year CFL veteran was a key contributor to the Stamps’ playoff run in 2008 when he helped the team win the Grey Cup.
“It’s been a long and interesting 10 years,” said Howell in a statement. “I’m thankful to the Calgary Stampeders organization for allowing me to continue living a dream and win a Grey Cup championship.”
The Winnipeg native played 171 games with the Blue Bombers, Ottawa Renegades and then the Stamps, who picked him up in the dispersal draft from Ottawa.
Meanwhile, the Stamps announced the signings of three import defensive linemen in Tim Hunt, Eugene Kinlaw and George Clinkscale.