CALGARY – The Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League have released former Montana State Bobcat Alex Singleton in order for him to have the opportunity to sign with a NFL team the team announced on Monday.
— Calgary Stampeders (@calstampeders) January 7, 2019
Singleton was scheduled to become a free agent next month. The former MSU linebacker was voted the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2017. And this season, he led the Stampeders to a Grey Cup title while also leading the league with 123 tackles.
Singleton was grateful to pursue the next chapter in his life.
Today is bittersweet. To the city of Calgary thank you I am so thankful I will always be able to call you HOME. To the fans thank you without you we are nothing. To the team thank you for the opportunity to live my dream. To my teammates thank you for every moment! #YYC #gostamps https://t.co/A7k0UB0VKD
— Alex Singleton (@alexsingleton49) January 7, 2019
This will be Singleton’s second shot at the National Football League, previously serving stints with the Seattle Seahawks (2015), New England Patriots (2015), and Minnesota Vikings (2015-2016).
The Thousand Oaks, California native was drafted by Calgary in the first round of the 2016 draft. Singleton spent three seasons with the Stamps, helping them to the Grey Cup game each year.