Alouettes acquire Larry Taylor from Stampeders
Return specialist returning to city where he started CFL career
Larry Taylor is returning to the city where he started his CFL career.
The Montreal Alouettes announced Tuesday that they have acquired the return specialist from Calgary, as well as the Stampeders' fifth-round draft pick in the 2014 CFL Canadian Draft.
Going the other way is Montreal's fifth-round draft pick in 2014 and its conditional third-round pick in 2015.
The five-foot-six, 181-pound native for Mort Lauderdale, Fla., began his professional career with the Alouettes in 2008, earning the CFL's special teams player of the year award the following season. He finished the 2009 season with 1,971 combined yards, the most in the CFL, while also scoring three touchdowns.
"We welcome Larry back into the nest. Having obtained another one of our originals and one of the most exciting players in the CFL gives us great competition and depth at the WR and Returner positions," Alouettes general manager Jim Popp said in a statement.
Last year, Taylor returned 53 kickoffs for gains of 1,147 yards and 82 punts for gains of 615 yards, earning a spot on the West Division all-star team.
Stamps ink free-agent Jock Sanders
The Calgary Stampeders signed free-agent import kick returner and running back Jock Sanders on Tuesday.
Sanders, 25, spent the past two seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders after making his CFL debut with the B.C. Lions in 2011.
Sanders played in 12 regular-season games for Saskatchewan last season and accumulated 1,485 all-purpose yards, including 787 on 35 kickoff returns, and 505 on 64 punt returns. He also rushed 21 times for 78 yards and caught nine passes for 115 yards and one touchdown.
Saunders also played in all three post-season contests for the Grey Cup champs.