Stamps, Argos pull off tradeTeams execute six-player deal
By IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency
|Receiver Reggie McNeal tries to pull in a pass at an Argos practice in Mississauga, Ont., Oct. 13, 2010. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/QMI Agency)
CALGARY - If P.K. Sam and Miguel Robede are coming to come back from their injury-shortened 2010 seasons, it will be with the Toronto Argonauts.
The Calgary Stampeders pulled off a six-player deal Thursday afternoon to ship Sam (a receiver) and Robede (a defensive tackle) to the Argos in exchange for receiver Reggie McNeal and non-import defensive lineman Adrian Davis.
The teams also exchanged negotiation list players who were not named.
Sam spent just one season with the Stamps after coming over to the team in a trade for Jeremaine Copeland. He had 13 catches for 129 yards before suffering a knee injury that required surgery and ended his season.
Robede, the first overall pick in 2005, started to finally live up to expectations over the past season and a half but he finished the 2010 campaign on the injured list with a concussion.
In McNeal, the Stamps receiver a converted quarterback who spent the last three years with the Argos, collecting 80 receptions for 1,090 yards and five touchdowns in that time.
Davis is entering his fifth CFL season after spending his entire career with the Argonauts. He played seven games last season, recording four tackles and one sack, all against Calgary in the season opener.
Also on Thursday, the Stamps signed import receivers Dudley Guice and Tyrre Banks.
Guice spent latter half of the 2009 season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers before signing with the Indianapolis Colts in January 2010. He was released by the Colts in September.