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Alex Singleton released from Calgary Stampeders for shot at the NFL

Posted at 4:49 PM, Jan 07, 2019

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.

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.

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.