With Larry Taylor sidelined by an injury, the Calgary Stampeders' return game needed a boost and may have gotten one Wednesday with the signing of veteran kick returner Jason Armstead.
Armstead, entering his ninth Canadian Football League season, has signed with the Stampeders and is scheduled to practice with his new teammates today. In his career, the import return man has totaled 13,182 yards and 24 touchdowns in 106 games. Previously, he has played for the Ottawa Renegades, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Edmonton Eskimos.
Armstead can also play receiver and in the 2005 season caught 89 passes for 1,307 yards.
Taylor was injured in last week's game in Edmonton. Team officials have said little about the nature of the injury and how long he'll be out of action.
The Stampeders host Winnipeg on Friday.