Comiskey retires, Stamps ink Maver

IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:28 AM ET

One Canadian entered the Calgary Stampeders fold Thursday, but another one quickly left.

Shortly after announcing 2010 first-round draft pick Rob Maver signed a deal, the team put out a notice announcing offensive lineman John Comiskey retired.

Maver, who the Stamps took with the fifth-overall pick in the CFL draft, will compete for the job as Sandro DeAngelis' replacement at placekicker.

Comiskey was slated to compete for a starting spot at one of the guard positions, but his knee hasn't responded well during off-season workouts.

"My knee didn't prove to me that it could undergo another season," said Comiskey, who signed as a free agent in January.

After spending the past two seasons in Edmonton, Comiskey was set to make a homecoming with the Stamps, who drafted him in 2005 before a three-year run in Calgary.

"Obviously, this wasn't how I envisioned this working out when I signed John this off-season," said Stamps GM-head coach John Hufnagel.

"But with that said, we respect the decision John had to make and wish him all the best in the future."


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