CALGARY ó After five great seasons in Calgary, the CFLís most accurate kicker has found another home.
It just so happens this one is closer to home.
A CFL source has confirmed Sandro DeAngelis will sign with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and the move could be announced Monday morning. The deal is not official and is still subject to league approval.
DeAngelis became a free agent Feb. 15 when the Stamps failed to get him under contract, but this move brings the 28-year-old, his wife Cassi and
10-month-old son Max closer to his family in Niagara Falls, Ont.
The Nebraska product spent the off-season searching for an NFL job and actually had two workouts ó with the Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons ó but offers didnít emerge. It appears DeAngelis has put the dream of playing for an NFL team behind him.
DeAngelis came to the Calgary Stampeders as an undrafted free agent in 2005 and quickly established himself as one of the best field-goal kickers in the CFL.
He came out smoking hot in his rookie season, hitting on 20-of-22 in his first eight games. DeAngelis just kept improving from there, upping his average to 86.2% in his sophomore season when he won CFL special teams player of the year.
He was nominated for that award a second time in 2008 but lost out to Toronto Argonauts returner Dominique Dorsey.
Argos cut QBs
Jim Barker has started to clean house as the new coach of the Toronto Argonauts. The Argos released quarterbacks Kerry Joseph and Cody Pickett as well as starting middle linebacker Zeke Moreno. The move means only Stephen Reaves remains on the Argos roster at the quarterback position.