Jeff Hecht re-signs with hopes of being starting Stampeders safety

Jeff Hecht has re-signed with the Calgary Stampeders with the hopes of earning a position as a...

Jeff Hecht has re-signed with the Calgary Stampeders with the hopes of earning a position as a starting defensive back. (MIKE DREW/QMI Agency)

Scott Mitchell, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:53 PM ET

CALGARY - Opportunity is knocking.

And Jeff Hecht plans to answer.

When Eric Fraser was selected by the Ottawa RedBlacks in the expansion draft earlier this off-season, it was obvious the Calgary Stampeders would be employing a new starting safety for the 2014 CFL season, as Fraser had made the majority of the starts over the past two seasons in the middle of team’s secondary.

But with the 26-year-old now in the nation’s capital, it seems to have set up a battle between three remaining non-import options at that position — and Hecht knows it.

Hecht, who inked a new two-year deal with an option for a third season Wednesday, foregoing a chance to test the CFL free-agent market next month, feels he’s ready to continue the evolution from key special-teamer into starting defensive back with the Stamps.


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