Lumsden now a Stamp

Jesse Lumsden (left) will be joining the Stampeders and QB Henry Burris for the rest of the season....

Jesse Lumsden (left) will be joining the Stampeders and QB Henry Burris for the rest of the season. (QMI Agency/Al Charest)

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:55 AM ET

CALGARY - It's a done deal.

After nearly a week of speculation, Jesse Lumsden has inked a contract with the Calgary Stampeders.

The club announced Tuesday morning that they've added the running back to their practice roster. Lumsden hasn't taken a snap since last July, switching his focus to competing in bobsled at the 2010 Olympics after suffering a shoulder injury in his first and only appearance with the Edmonton Eskimos.

Im looking forward to getting back on the field, Lumsden said in a statement. I was fortunate enough to have some other opportunities, but I feel that the Stampeders are a good fit for me. It allows me to pursue my other career with the Canadian bobsleigh team, and I think Calgary is definitely a place I can see myself living after my football career.

Lumsden is a former Hec Crighton Trophy winner and starred for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in his first four professional campaigns, racking up 1,797 yards and nine touchdowns on 185 rushing attempts and adding 630 yards and two majors on 49 receptions.

The 28-year-old has also had NFL tryouts with the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins.

In Calgary, Lumsden will provide some depth behind ball-carriers Joffrey Reynolds and Jon Cornish.

"Jesse has shown that he can be a very productive player in the CFL, so we're happy to have him, Stamps head coach/GM John Hufnagel said in a statement. He's joining the team on the practice roster to provide valuable depth, and we'll see what happens from there."


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