The Montreal Alouettes announced on Friday that the club has acquired international all-star slotback Fred Stamps in return for international receiver Kenny Stafford. The eight-year CFL veteran is coming to Montreal following an already highly productive career.
Stamps (6'00'', 188 lbs.) spent his entire CFL-career in an Edmonton Eskimos uniform. The New-Orleans, LA native made his way into the Eskimos' record book as he ranks third with 496 career-receptions as well as second all-time with 7,932 receiving yards.
"Fred Stamps has been one of the top receivers in the CFL over the last 5 years," declared Alouettes General Manager, Jim Popp. "This addition adds strength, character, and another high level performer to our solid receiving core."
In only 12 outings last season, the 33-year-old receiver recorded 545 receiving-yards on 33 catches, while scoring two touchdowns. He was named the Eskimos' most outstanding player in 2009, 2010 and 2013. In Montreal, he will join his former teammate with the Louisiana-Lafayette University Ragin' Cajuns, Kyries Hebert.
From 2009 to 2013, Stamps registered five straight 1,000-plus receiving-yards seasons. That stellar streak allowed him to be named on the CFL's all-star team four times (2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013). He topped the CFL in receiving yards in 2009 and 2013 with gains of 1,402 and 1,259 yards respectively.
Before making the leap into the CFL, Stamps had joined the San Francisco 49ers as a free agent in 2004. He also suited up for the Baltimore Ravens and the Jacksonville Jaguars.