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Stampeders acquire Webb from Tiger-Cats

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According to the Canadian Press, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have traded defensive back Dee Webb to the Calgary Stampeders for a conditional draft choice in the 2015 Canadian Football League draft. There is no report yet on what condition the Tiger-Cats will receive the conditional draft choice next year.

Webb has played four years in the Canadian Football League and will return to Calgary after starting his CFL career with the Stampeders in 2009. Last year in Hamilton, Webb had 20 tackles, one special teams tackle, a fumble and a 34 yard interception return for a touchdown.

Webb's touchdown, the second of his career, came in a 37-14 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on August 24. Webb also had a 98 yard interception for a touchdown for the Tiger-Cats in a 51-8 romp over the Edmonton Eskimos on September 15, 2012.

Webb shared his time in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2011 before playing the next two full years in Hamilton. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Webb actually played for the Jaguars for one season in 2006.

The Stampeders also announced the signing on Wednesday of Lin-J Shell. Also an import defensive back, Shell had 27 tackles, three sacks an interception and a fumble last season for the British Columbia Lions.

Shell has spent five seasons in the CFL, his first three seasons with Toronto and the last two with B.C. A native of Orlando, Florida, Shell was an East Division All-Star with the Argonauts in 2010 and 2011.

The Stampeders also announced on Wednesday that defensive back Jonathan Hefney and wide receiver Tim Hawthorne had been released to make room for Webb and Shell. Hefney was acquired by the Stampeders last season from Winnipeg, even though he was charged with marijuana possession in his home state of North Carolina. Hefney had 24 tackles and a fumble recovery last season with Calgary, while Hawthorne had four catches for 95 yards and a touchdown in 2013.

The Stampeders also announced on their website that their former punter, Burke Dales retired at the age of 37. Dales played 2005-2011 with the Stampeders before ending his career with Edmonton and Montreal.

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