Fred Stamps arrives at Edmonton Eskimos camp looking fitter than in past years

Fred Stamps, in white, outruns Kyle Exume during Day 4 of training camp at Commonwealth Stadium...

Fred Stamps, in white, outruns Kyle Exume during Day 4 of training camp at Commonwealth Stadium Wednesday. (PERRY MAH/QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:12 AM ET

EDMONTON - Fred Stamps proved over the off-season there can be too much of a good thing.

The longest-serving Edmonton Eskimo is entering his seventh CFL training camp along with fullback Calvin McCarty.

But this time around, Stamps looks like a new man who is picking things up right where the old one left off at the end of last season, when he finished just 19 yards shy of becoming the league’s leading receiver for the second time in his career.

Stamps showed up to training camp in mid-season form, and he chalks it up to a new off-season fitness regimen.

“I tried a different workout, crossfit, and it was one of the hardest workouts I ever did in my life,” said Stamps, who appears to have come in a little leaner and meaner than the six-feet, 188-pounds he’s routinely listed as. “I only did it for a month because it made me lose so much weight.

“It was fun.”br>
Sure, if you’re the type who enjoys working out next to a garbage can. You know, just in case.

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