Rambo gives knee passing grade

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:16 PM ET

The morning after the night before was kind to Ken-Yon Rambo.

The Calgary Stampeders receiver played his first game in more than a year in the 23-20 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Saturday night and was giving his rebuilt knee the thumbs up.

“I’m feeling it a little bit, but it feels good,” Rambo said Sunday following the team’s rundown. “Better than

I thought it would. A little stiff and a little sore, but that’s expected. No pain, though.”

Rambo returned in glorious fashion by catching six passes for 86 yards and a touchdown, and it was no easy outing.

About all he didn’t do was hurdle a defender the way Nik Lewis did — “We’ll try that out sometime,” he said with a laugh — but otherwise went through all possible scenarios without re-injuring his knee.

DL doubtful for B.C.

GM/head coach John Hufnagel said non-import defensive lineman Justin Phillips is “doubtful” for Saturday’s game in Vancouver against the B.C. Lions.

Phillips and import defensive lineman Charleston Hughes both suffered hamstring injuries in the Winnipeg game.

Buzz over bugs on field

The warm weather Saturday night came with a price of mosquitos taking over McMahon Stadium.

“I was asking for a snap on one play and I looked down and there was four on my arm, and during the cadence I was like, ‘Oh shoot,’ Everybody was laughing,” quarterback Henry Burris said. “That was a heck of a night for those guys.”

— Randy Sportak


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