There will be a coaching reunion as the Calgary Stampeders welcomed Dave Walkosky to the staff Thursday.
In moving quickly to replace defensive line coach Cornell Brown, who went to Virginia Tech, the Stamps have hired a replacement co-ordinator Chris Jones is familiar with from Tennessee-Martin back in 1998.
Jones was a defensive line coach there when Walkosky was the defensive co-ordinator. The hiring has created a shuffle in the defensive staff.
Second-year coach Brent Monson will move to coach the defensive line, with the assistance of Jones, while Walkosky takes over the linebackers.
“I’m excited to be part of (Jones’) defensive staff moving forward,” Walkosky said. “I looking forward to building on what this staff has accomplished and helping this team get back to the Grey Cup.”
CFL teams continued to be busy on the free-agent market. The Saskatchewan Roughriders made some moves, signing offensive lineman George Hudson, formerly of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and defensive back John Eubanks, who spent 2009 with the Stamps.
The Montreal Alouettes replaced Avon Cobourne by signing former Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Yvenson Bernard. The Als also re-signed linebacker Ramon Guzman and added safety Tad Crawford, who was a starter with the B.C. Lions.
The Ticats, who have lost five Canadians to free-agency, signed non-import running back Daryl Stephenson.