Stamps sign Champion

IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:10 PM ET

The Calgary Stampeders hope they have added a winner in signing quarterback Zac Champion.

The former B.C. Lions pivot joined the Stamps Tuesday in a free-agent deal, while the team also inked Canadian receiver Matt Lambros, a Calgary product who played last season with the Toronto Argonauts.

Champion, who went to Louisiana Tech, spent the past two seasons with the Lions, throwing going 12-of-34 in passing for 92 yard with two touchdowns and four interceptions.

He was released last month as the fourth-stringer in B.C., and the 25-year-old will push Barrick Nealy and Drew Tate for the backup spot in Calgary behind Henry Burris.

He has a strong arm, is very athletic and hes been involved with a similar offence, said Stamps GM-head coach John Hufnagel. He will have this next week and a half to show what he could do.

Lambros made one catch last season, but it was a 22-yard touchdown reception in the season opener in Hamilton. He suffered a torn ACL playing against Calgary at McMahon Stadium and missed the rest of the season.

The Argos releases Lambros right before training camp. Lambros' father Mike played linebacker with the Edmonton Eskimos in the early 1970s.


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