Stampeders release WR Rambo, trade Tisdale to Ticats
CALGARY - The Calgary Stampeders are parting ways with Ken-Yon Rambo.
The team released the 33-year-old receiver Saturday, ending Rambo's seven-year tenure with the Stamps.
Calgary head coach and general manager John Hufnagel said in a statement the decision was prompted by Rambo missing time during training camp with health problems.
"We had to make a number of difficult decisions and this was certainly one of them," said Hufnagel. "We're fortunate to have depth at the receiver position but this was still a tough call to make.
"I want to thank Ken-Yon for everything he has done for the Calgary Stampeders and wish him all the best in the future. He will be considered one of the great players in franchise history."
Rambo, who won a Grey Cup with Calgary in 2008, is eighth on the Stamps' all-time list for receptions (406) and receiving yards (5,995).
The six-foot-one, 207-pound Ohio State product is also 10th on Calgary's all-time touchdown receptions list with 39.
Calgary also made a trade Saturday, sending import defensive back Geoff Tisdale to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in return for undisclosed draft picks in 2014.