01/03/2017 10:22 EST | Updated 01/04/2018 00:12 EST

Stamps sign Kamar Jorden, receiver posted career high with 580 yards in 2016

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders have signed international receiver Kamar Jorden.

Jorden posted career highs in 2016 with nine games played, 42 catches, 580 yards and three touchdowns. The 27-year-old Darby, Pa., product was been eligible to become a free agent in February.

"Kamar made great strides in 2016 and he performed well when given the opportunity," Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel said in a statement. "I look forward to seeing him build on his performance and take the next step in 2017."

Jorden had a pair of 100-yard games for the Stampeders in 2016, including career highs of nine receptions for 126 yards in a Sept. 24 game against Winnipeg. He had eight catches for 117 yards against Toronto on Oct. 10. Including the post-season, Jorden had at least three catches in 10 of the 11 games in which he played.

"I wanted to return to the Stampeders because I believe I still have a lot to prove as a player," said Jorden. "As a team, we also have a lot to prove and I want to do everything in my power to help us achieve redemption in 2017."