Ex-Stamp Tsoumpas cut by Dolphins

IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:49 PM ET

The Calgary Stampeders offensive line could get a big boost in the next couple weeks.

Former starting right guard Dimitri Tsoumpas was released by the Miami Dolphins Thursday and there is now a 10-day period in which the 24-year-old Edmonton native can sign with another team.

If no other NFL team picks him up, he becomes Stampeders property for the remainder of this season.

“From what I understand, Dimitri is looking at his options,” said Stamps head coach John Hufnagel. “We’re pleased with the way our offensive line has performed through the start of this season, but if he decides to come back to Calgary, we definitely would be happy to have him.”

Tsoumpas didn’t miss a snap over two seasons with the Stamps before signing an option-year deal with the Fish this winter.

The 6-foot-4, 315-lb. guard was the team’s nominee for top Canadian last year and the hole he left had the Stamps auditioning replacements this spring.

Steve Myddelton won the starting right-guard job out of training camp and the team is happy with the work the rookie has done there.

But Tsoumpas is an impact player and his work ethic is second to none. He was a first round pick in 2008 (second overall) and he helped the Stamps win the Grey Cup that season.

Tsoumpas will spend the next 24 hours on waivers but then could sign with a different team over the next 10 days.


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