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Dave Stala released by Tiger-Cats

The Tiger-Cats released veteran receiver Dave Stala on Tuesday. He spent five years in Hamilton and had 10 catches for 144 yards in 14 games during the 2013 season.

Veteran receiver played limited role in 2013 season

Receiver Dave Stala, who grew up in Hamilton, registered 263 catches for 3,336 yards and 20 TDs in 86 regular-season games over five seasons with the Tiger-Cats. The CFL team released him Thursday. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press/File)

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats released veteran receiver Dave Stala on Tuesday.

Stala, 34, spent five seasons with Hamilton after signing with his hometown team as a free agent in 2009. Stala had 10 catches for 144 yards in 14 games in 2013.

Stala, a native of Myslenice, Poland, who grew up in Hamilton, registered 263 catches for 3,336 yards and 20 TDs in 86 regular-season games with the Ticats. The six-foot-two, 198-pound former St. Mary's star began his CFL career with Montreal in 2003.

"Dave was a respected member of this team for five seasons," Ticats coach/general manager Kent Austin said in a statement. "On behalf of the Tiger-Cats organization, I'd like to thank Dave for his efforts on and off of the field and wish him all the best in the future."

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