Pivotal Decisions in the CFL:

Calgary Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel is pleased to announce that import quarterbacks Drew Tate and Bo Levi Mitchell have signed contract extensions. As per team policy, terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

Tate has been with the Stampeders since 2009 and became the starter in Week 17 of the 2011 season. Injuries have limited him to eight regular-season and two playoff starts since that time but he has been very productive when healthy, posting a 5-0 record when he plays the entire game. He has completed 259 or 381 passes during his Stamps career (a 68.0-per cent completion rate, the highest total in franchise history) for 3,270 yards, 24 touchdowns and just nine interceptions.

Mitchell, 23, has been with the Stampeders for two seasons and posted a 3-0 record when called upon as a starter in 2013. He completed 94 of 135 passes last season for 1,156 yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. He earned the league’s offensive-player-of-the-week award in Week 5 as he completed 29 of 33 passes for 376 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Winnipeg.

Meanwhile in Montreal, the future of Quarterback Anthony Calvillo will be revealed next week.

The Montreal Alouettes are planning a news conference next Tuesday at which team pro-football’s all time passing leader will provide an update on his playing career.

It is widely believed that the 41 year-old will announce his retirement after 19 seasons in the league. Calvillo holds the all-time CFL records for passing yards, completions and TDs.

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