Romby Bryant wasn't along for the Stampeders' championship ride last season.
His most recent trip to Montreal, though, was certainly memorable.
Bryant suited up against the Alouettes three weeks ago as a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers but bid adieu to his former teammates at the airport, instead jetting to Calgary to join the Stamps after being shipped west.
"That's the first time I've been traded in any league, period. It was a quick turnaround," Bryant recalled. "All I had was my bag and a pair of clothes. I rode the bus to the airport with them, and then we went our separate ways."
The 29-year-old receiver will return to Percival Molson Stadium Monday with his new teammates, this time for a battle between division leaders and a rematch of last year's Grey Cup game. In five career outings against the Als, Bryant has made a dozen catches for 205 yards.
Brotherly lineup love
Teyo Johnson is hoping to see his brother's name list on the Alouettes lineup this week. And not just because he's rooting for Riall to find a permanent home in Montreal.
By his count, the Stamps fullback boasts a 4-0 record when butting heads with his older brother, who was traded from Winnipeg to the Alouettes Sept. 21 but has played just once with his new team.
"When he's suited up, I'm undefeated," Teyo said.
CB Dwight Anderson (hamstring), DE Charleston Hughes (foot) and LB Marc Calixte (knee) all left yesterday's practice early and didn't return.
Head coach John Hufnagel reported Calixte is "day-to-day," but he didn't seem too concerned about Anderson or Hughes -- both starters on the defensive side of the ball.