Starting pass-catchers have no fear

IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:43 AM ET

The Calgary Stampeders receiving corps knew someone would be dropped when it was suffering through drops.

But it won’t necessarily be production alone that forces a change.

With Ken-Yon Rambo set to return from his knee injury, someone in the starting lineup will be moved out to make room for the 2008 CFL leading receiver.

It would be either Romby Bryant or P.K. Sam, and neither showed last week they can’t be replaced.

Wide receiver Bryant had a horrible outing last Wednesday in Toronto, dropping a couple of passes but still making four catches for 45 yards and a touchdown.

Bryant took full responsibility for the rough outing, but says he isn’t worried about sitting when Rambo comes back.

“That’s not our decision,” said Bryant, who is tied with Nik Lewis for the team lead with 211 yards and two TDs.

“All we can do is worry about us.”

Sam was relatively quiet during the loss to the Argos, only catching one pass for 13 yards, but another one intended for him was underthrown and resulted in an interception.

He’s only played two games since coming over from the Argos in the trade for Jeremaine Copeland this off-season.

If the Stamps decide to make Rambo a slotback, Sam would be the odd man out.

“I don’t concern myself with stuff like that,” Sam said.

“I go out, do my job and when I get the ball, I catch it. If I have to block, then I will block.

“It’s up to the coaches.”

The receiving corps is expecting a boost when Rambo returns, and Bryant is excited to play with him for the first time.

“Leadership,” Bryant said when asked what Rambo brings.

“Someone out there who can make big plays. He will take the slack off the rest of the receivers. There are more threats out there. They can’t double everybody. It will make it a lot easier for everybody out there.”


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