Burris staying in saddle

IAN BUSBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 11:23 AM ET

The smiling face of the franchise is sticking around another four years.

Quarterback Henry Burris announced on his personal website last night he has finally completed a long-term extension with the Calgary Stampeders.

The deal is for four more years, which would keep the 2008 Grey Cup MVP with the team until he is 38 years old.

The club has a news conference scheduled after practice today to make the deal official.

Burris is entering his fifth year with the Stamps and he has improved every season in Red and White.

In 2008, the Temple product threw for 39 touchdowns and a career-high 5,093 yards.

He recorded a career-best 103.8 passer rating and was named the West Division's most outstanding player.

This could be a record-breaking year for Burris, who needs just 1,824 yards and 17 touchdown passes to move past Doug Flutie for the franchise lead in those categories.

Burris and wife Nicole live in Calgary year-round and the couple welcomed a second son, Barron, this off-season to join older brother Armand.

The Stamps also appear to have more good news on the horizon as it appears fullback Teyo Johnson has ended his short-lived retirement and could rejoin the team as early as today's practice.

Johnson retired days before training camp to explore an opportunity with a cell-hone company in Arizona.


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