Safety Fraser re-signs with Stamps
|Stampeders' Eric Fraser knocks down a pass intended for Geroy Simon of the Lions during CFL action at McMahon Stadium in Calgary on Sept. 17, 2011. (AL CHAREST/QMI AGENCY)
CALGARY - Now that Eric Fraser is working at finding other people jobs, he decided it was time to secure a football one for himself.
Although the 25-year-old defensive back could have become a CFL free agent in a week, he felt there was no reason to move.
On Monday, the three-year veteran started working at Mark Staffing Solutions, further entrenching him in the Calgary area.
The grass could have been greener somewhere else, but Fraser didn’t feel it necessary to test the market.
So Thursday, he signed a deal for two years plus an option to remain with the Calgary Stampeders, the team that took him in the first round of the 2009 CFL Canadian Draft.
“You get a sense of what teams want and what they are looking for,” Fraser said. “With the job here, the value from another city would have to be a lot more.
“In that sense, I didn’t think teams would get me to the numbers I have with football and this job."