Justin Dunk breaking some news at 3DownNation …
Canadian offensive lineman Cam Thorn has signed with Calgary, per CFL sources.
The Stampeders inked the 26-year-old after he was released by B.C. before training camps opened across the league. During two seasons on the Left Coast, the six-foot-five, 290 pounder played in 36 games.
Thorn was selected in the seventh round, 58th overall by the Lions in the 2013 Canadian draft. He returned to the University of Guelph for his final year of eligibility that year, moving from defensive tackle to offensive line and earned CIS All-Canadian honours at guard.
Beefing up the non-import depth in front of franchise quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell comes days after Calgary head coach Dave Dickenson admitted to Postmedia’s Scott Mitchell that he was concerned about the rash of injuries that hit the Stamps’ offensive line hard in 2015, repeating itself this season.
I’m not surprised at all. The need for Canadian depth on the O-Line, and Thorn’s versatility, made me think one team or another was going to pick him up before too long. With the Lions, Thorn backed up the Guard and Centre positions, and snapped for converts and field goals.
Here is the Calgary Stampeder press release confirming the signing.