Rambo rarin' to rejoin Stamps

IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:10 AM ET

Ken-Yon Rambo has the vote of confidence from the Stampeders, so now he can hit the field and complete the comeback.

The star receiver inked a contract extension Friday and can shift his focus to getting ready for training camp and fully recovering from a torn ACL suffered last July.

"I'm trying to get as close to 100% as possible," said Rambo from his home in Dallas. "If it doesn't happen by the beginning of the season, I will hope to get there as fast as possible.

"It's a process. People told me that, but you don't know until you go through it. I'm patient and it's getting better. It's responding well to everything we're doing and that's all I can ask."

Once Rambo returns, it appears it will be under a new offensive boss. The Canadian Press is reporting Stamps offensive co-ordinator George Cortez will leave the team to join the NFL Buffalo Bills staff.

Cortez was a head-coaching candidate in both Winnipeg and Toronto.

Although Rambo was still in his option year, the new contract from the Stamps is a sign they believe he will once again be the go-to passcatcher he was in 2008.

During the Grey Cup season, Rambo led the CFL in yardage and he was a key component to the Stamps' offence in 2009 before suffering a season-ending injury July 24.

"Every game we lost I felt I could have helped out some way somehow," Rambo said. "When I was in Calgary, it was hard. I've never been injured like this before and sat out a whole year where I had to watch football.

"I'm always in good spirits. Everything happens for a reason. I did the best I could do being out there during practice and showing support."

Extra points

The CFL will announce its full 2010 schedule on Monday but previewed it Friday by releasing the opening week's schedule. The Stamps will host the Toronto Argonauts July 1 at McMahon Stadium ... Calgary Dinos quarterback Erik Glavic is one of three pivots invited to the CFL Evaluation Camp.

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