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Fred Stamps

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The Edmonton Eskimos may have questions at quarterback but not at receiver.

Fred Stamps agreed to a new contract Tuesday and will resume his status as the Canadian Football League team's top receiver. Last season in just 15 games, Stamps caught 82 passes for 1,153 yards and eight touchdowns. The 30-year-old import has surpassed 1,000 yards in receiving for three consecutive seasons and will be the main target for either Steven Jyles or Kerry Joseph.

The unproven Jyles and the veteran Joseph are being asked to replace Ricky Ray, who was traded by Edmonton to Toronto. In Stamps, the Eskimos' quarterbacks have a three-time CFL Players' Association all-star and a reliable deep threat.

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Allan Maki is a national news reporter and sports writer based in Calgary. He joined the Globe and Mail in 1997 with an extensive sports background having covered Stanley Cup finals, the Grey Cup, Summer and Winter Olympics, the 1980 Miracle on Ice, the 1989 Super Bowl riot and the 1989 earthquake World Series. More

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