Cornish signs extension with Stamps

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:55 PM ET

Stampeder running back Joffrey Reynolds will have his steady side-kick backing him up next season.

The CFL football club announced Wednesday non-import running back Jon Cornish has signed a contract extension.

Cornish was scheduled to become a free agent Feb. 15.

“Jon has established himself as a very solid contributor to our team on offence and on special teams,” John Hufnagel, head coach and general manager, said in a release.

“He always responds when given the opportunity and takes pride in all of his responsibilities.”

Cornish missed the first three games of 2009 with an injury, but dressed for the final 15 regular-season contests and both playoff matchups.

He carried the ball 20 times for 105 yards and two majors while adding eight receptions for 76 yards and a touchdown.

He was also a force on special teams, notching 18 tackles.

“I am very happy to be a member of the Stampeders for the foreseeable future,” said Cornish.

“Playing with the Stamps has been a great learning tool for me and I hope that through my continued development, I will be able to further contribute to this team down the road.”

Cornish enters his fourth season with Calgary after being drafted by the Stamps in the second round (10th overall) of the 2006 CFL Canadian Draft.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


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