January 29, 2013
Stamps' re-sign defensive lineman Junior Turner
By IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency
CALGARY - Junior Turner will be sticking around to be a senior member of the Calgary Stampeders.
The Canadian defensive lineman signed a long-term contract extension with the team Monday, meaning he will be around the team that drafted him ninth overall in 2011 for a few more years.
“I’m very happy to be staying in Calgary,” said Turner in a statement. “I love the city and Stampeders fans are the best in the CFL. We also have a great head coach and staff.
“Last year, we fell short of our ultimate goal, which left a sour taste in our mouths. So I’m excited to start things up again and take another shot at reaching our goal as a team.”
Turner is entering his third season in Red and White. He played 11 regular-season games in 2012 plus the three playoff outings, and was in a regular rotation at defensive end.
In 29 career regular-season games, he’s recorded 38 defensive tackles, three sacks and one forced fumble.