01/23/2012 12:15 EST | Updated 03/24/2012 05:12 EDT

Reynolds cut loose by Stampeders

The Calgary Stampeders offence continued its evolution with the announcement on Monday that all-time leading rusher Joffrey Reynolds has been released.

"Despite our attempts to find Joffrey a new home, we were unable to complete a transaction," coach and general manager John Hufnagel said in a statement. "By releasing him now rather than waiting until later in the offseason, we wanted to make sure Joffrey had the best opportunity to sign with another team."

Reynolds rushed for 477 yards and three touchdowns in his final season with the team, eventually supplanted in the campaign by Jon Cornish.

For his career, Reynolds has 9,213 rushing yards and 53 touchdowns. The 32-year-old led the CFL in rushing in 2008, the year of the team's Grey Cup victory, and was named a league all-star four times.

Earlier this month, Calgary traded veteran quarterback Henry Burris to Hamilton in order to move forward with pivot Drew Tate.