No Stamps interest in DeAngelis

IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:14 AM ET

CALGARY - Don’t expect to see a Sandro DeAngelis comeback in Calgary anytime soon.

Although DeAngelis is a five-time divisional all-star, a CFL special teams player of the year award winner, and Grey Cup most outstanding Canadian, the Calgary Stampeders have moved on.

With Rob Maver heading into his sophomore season, GM/head coach John Hufnagel said the Stamps have no interest in bringing back their former kicker, who was released Tuesday by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

“I haven’t even thought about that,” Hufnagel said. “I’m pleased with the kicker we have.

“If we get ourselves in trouble, it could be a conversation in the future. I don’t foresee that happening.”

DeAngelis had a disappointing season with the Ticats in 2010 after signing a free-agent deal with Hamilton. He hit on 76.2% of his field goals, which was below his now career mark of 82.8%.

His release from the Ticats was due to that team wanting to employ an all-purpose kicker this season.

Maver had a solid rookie season with the Stamps, hitting on 78.7% of his field goals, which is better than the 76.9% average DeAngelis had during his freshman year of 2005.

Not yet Bulcke’d up

The Stamps continue to work on getting defensive lineman Brian Bulcke under contract, but even if the Stanford student had signed, he wouldn’t have attended the start of training camp.

Bulcke’s exam period doesn’t finish until June 6, so he was due to miss a few days.

The Stamps acquired Bulcke, a first-round pick last year, in a draft-day trade with the Edmonton Eskimos.

Extra points

The Stamps inked three d-linemen Wednesday, including 2011 fourth-round draft pick Akwasi Antwi (Mount Allison), and imports Maxwell Onyegbule (Kansas Jayhawks) and Sam Scott (West Chester University) … Rogers Sportsnet announced retired Toronto Argonauts DL Adriano Belli will join as an analyst.


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