No. 99 Calgary Stampeders
|Date of birth:December 22, 1985|
|Place of birth: Port Moody, British Columbia|
|CFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 11|
|Undrafted in 2007|
|Debuted in 2008 for the Buffalo Bills|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
|Stats at CFL.ca|
Corey Mace (born December 22, 1985, in Port Moody, British Columbia) is a Canadian football defensive tackle who is currently playing for the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL. He was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Wyoming.
Mace was also drafted by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the second round of the 2007 CFL Draft. Mace's CFL rights were traded by the Toronto Argonauts on August 22, 2010 in exchange for non-import linebacker Tristan Black. He signed with the Calgary Stampeders on Aug 29, 2010.
2007 CFL Draft
Mace signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He spent two seasons with the team, appearing in three games in 2008 and recording one tackle. He was not tendered a contract offer as an exclusive-rights free agent in the 2009 offseason.
Mace has been a hold-out in signing for the 2009 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season as he seeks a contract of one-year plus an option year that would enable him to explore NFL options in 2010 with a salary comparable to that of an NFL practice roster player of $95,000. The Tiger-Cats were said to be offering closer to the $65,000 normally offered to second-round draft choices.
Buffalo Bills (II)
Mace was re-signed by the Buffalo Bills on July 31, 2009. He was waived on September 5 was re-signed to the practice squad the next day. He was signed off the practice squad to the active roster on November 28. On December 7, he was waived by the Bills and added to the practice squad on the 10th.
After the Argonauts traded Mace's rights to the Stampeders he signed a contract on Aug 29, 2010 to join the Stampeders for the remainder of the 2010 CFL season. Despite being drafted by the Blue Bombers as well as being a member of both the Tiger-Cats and Argonauts Mace did not receive any CFL playing time until the 2010 CFL season. In Week 1 of the 2011 CFL season Mace suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon which caused him to miss the remainder of the season. Mace played a more significant role in the 2012 CFL season recording 25 tackles and 1 sack. Mace suffered a torn shoulder labrum in Week 1 of the 2013 CFL season which caused him to undergo season-ending surgery.
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- Canoe-Slam Sports "torn shoulder labrum"