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Stamps release franchise rushing leader Reynolds
January 23, 2012
 
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THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY -- The Calgary Stampeders released franchise rushing leader Joffrey Reynolds on Monday.

John Hufnagel, the Stampeders head coach and GM, said the club made the move after being unable to work out a trade involving the veteran tailback.

"By releasing him now rather than waiting until later in the off-season, we wanted to make sure Joffrey had the best opportunity to sign with another team,'' Hufnagel said in a statement. "We thank Joffrey for his years of excellent service to the Stampeders and wish him all the best.''

The 32-year-old Reynolds became expendable with the emergence of Canadian Jon Cornish, who replaced Reynolds in Calgary's starting lineup last season.

Reynolds spent eight seasons with the Stampeders, rushing for 9,213 yards and 53 TDs while registering 226 catches for 2,036 yards and eight touchdowns.

He rushed for 477 yards last season, the first time since his rookie year in 2004 that he didn't reach the 1,000-yard mark.

Reynolds helped Calgary win the 2008 Grey Cup.

 
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Fan Comments
 
als rule
montreal has released A DT #69 eric wilson!! A DE #9 anwar stewart appears to be in a "catch 22" situation: to be released or not to be released!!
January 23, 2012 - 9:19pm
 
 
als rule
chances of reynolds being signed by BC to replace robertson?
January 23, 2012 - 5:42pm
 
 
GoTi-Cats
This highlights a problem for teams in general. Backups should be as good or almost as good as the players they back up but that's so tough to do considering players' egos and the salary cap.
January 23, 2012 - 3:28pm
 
 
als rule
this comes as no surprise!! QB tate signs a new contract and QB burris is in hammertown!! RB cornish signs a new contract and reynolds hits the road!!
January 23, 2012 - 2:31pm
 
 
eskinator
Classy performer. I wish him luck in future endeavors.
January 23, 2012 - 1:16pm
 
 
 
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