Stampeders bring in new players amid labour strife

The Stamps traded for Dee Webb on Wednesday.

The Stamps traded for Dee Webb on Wednesday.

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:35 PM ET

On a day when everyone around the CFL was focused elsewhere, John Hufnagel was focused squarely on his secondary.

In the midst of CBA negotiations breaking down Wednesday, the Calgary Stampeders GM/head coach was getting down to business, sending a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2015 CFL Draft to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in exchange for veteran defensive back Dee Webb, who originally signed with the Stamps back in ‘09 and appeared in one game, before signing with the Toronto Argonauts that off-season.

But Hufnagel wasn’t done there.

In addition to securing Webb, the Stamps signed defensive back Lin-J Shell, who was released by the B.C. Lions earlier this month.

In Shell, the Stampeders bring in another player familiar with new defensive co-ordinator Rich Stubler’s system, as the 32-year-old racked up 58 tackles, four sacks and an interception under the veteran co-ordinator’s tutelage the past two seaso


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