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CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders acquired receiver Skye Dawson from the Edmonton Eskimos on Monday for a conditional exchange of 2017 draft picks.

The Stampeders want Dawson for his return skills. They’ve been using rookie Nathan Slaughter in that capacity their last two games.

Veteran returner Tim Brown is on the six-game injured list after hurting his knee Sept. 6 versus the Eskimos.

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Dawson, 24, accumulated 342 kickoff and punt-return yards in three games for the Eskimos this season.

The Texas Christian University product appeared in seven games for the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013. He had three kickoff returns for 67 yards, a punt return for 17 yards, two receptions for 12 yards and two carries for 15 yards.

Dawson had 91 catches for 1,125 yards and six TDs during his college career. He also recorded 644 kickoff return yards and 224 yards returning punts.

Calgary also added international offensive lineman Derek Dennis to its practice roster. He signed with the Miami Dolphins in 2012 after four seasons at Temple.

The Canadian Press

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