Reunion wanted

DAN TOTH -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 7:58 AM ET

Robert Gordon calls himself a "young 36" and believes a reunion with Khari Jones would add years to his football life.

The talented receiver's best seasons are behind him but the aging veteran developed close ties with the Stampeders quarterback during the last four seasons together in Winnipeg and claims a Calgary reunion could rekindle that production.

Arguing he can still contribute, Gordon is eager for Stamps GM Matt Dunigan to add him to the roster.

"Of course," Gordon says from his Windsor, Ont., home. "We've got a lot of football left. We've had good years together, Khari and I. We're best friends off the field. Our wives are best friends.

"I know Calgary's a good town and what's helped me throughout my career is I've been able to adapt to different teams and different offences. I guess that's why I've lasted so long. I know Dunigan, too, as a player. I played against him, so we know each other and respect each other so it could be a good fit."

Gordon signed a new one-year deal with the Blue Bombers last spring but is released from his contract every off-season. He says he's already being courted by Arena League teams but would love to sign a deal with the Stamps.

In his 13 CFL seasons, the Detroit native has caught passes for Ottawa, Toronto, B.C., and Edmonton as both a slotback and wideout.

Now he's keen on rekindling that pass-and-catch combo with Jones, traded to Calgary late in the 2004 season.

In their first two seasons together with the Bombers (2000-01), Gordon averaged more than 15 yards per catch and boosted his per-catch total to 19 yards in 2003. His most productive year was the 2000 campaign, Jones' first in Winnipeg, when Gordon hauled in 1,395 yards in receiving and seven touchdowns.

"I'm sure Khari's going to bat for me, he'd like me to be out there and I'll probably see him in the off-season," Gordon notes. "Hopefully, we can reunite. He likes it there and I think he'll do well. I told him to buy a house in Calgary with a finished basement so I can move in with him."

Dunigan was unavailable for comment.


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