Five new faces for Stamps

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:21 AM ET

CALGARY - The airlift has touched down.

The Calgary Stampeders added five players to their practice roster Tuesday.

Wide receiver Joe Horn — no, not the cellphone-wielding former New Orleans Saint — and four others arrived at McMahon Stadium to check out the facilities.

“They’ll be on the field tomorrow,” head coach John Hufnagel said.

“They all got in and got physicals and they worked out (Tuesday) morning to get acclimated to the altitude.”

Horn signed with the Indianapolis Colts July 29 but was released Aug. 28.

Quarterback Dwight Dasher and defensive lineman Chris McCoy both spent four seasons at Middle Tennessee State. Dasher is just the fourth player in NCAA history to throw for more than 2,500 yards and rush for more than 1,000 yards in a single season.

Linebacker De’von Hall spent the 2010 NFL season with the Colts and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before signing with the Carolina Panthers in July.

Defensive lineman Brandon Sharpe played at Texas Tech and attended training camp with the Arizona Cardinals this fall.

BACKFIELD ROLES STILL UP IN AIR

Hufnagel said he hasn’t decided who will suit up in the backfield Saturday against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

“The good news is Larry Taylor will be on the practice field (Wednesday), so we’ll see how he makes out,” Hufnagel said.

“But I don’t know what his status is and LaMarcus (Coker) did have a nice run.”

Coker scored on a 75-yard run — his lone carry of the day against the Ticats.

Hufnagel would like to see what the rookie can do with an increased workload “if he doesn’t take himself out of the game because he has cramps.”

Meanwhile, centre John Gott (knee) is listed as day to day.


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