|Ken-Yon Rambo (R) is tackled by an Montreal Alouette player during CFL game action between the Calgary Stampeders and the Montreal Alouettes in Calgary, AB at McMahon Stadium October 1, 2010.
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The Calgary Stampeders have locked up their top receiver for the long term.
Ken-Yon Rambo has signed an extension with the Stamps despite not being close to free agency.
In his return from a torn ACL last season, Rambo played 14 regular-season games and caught 72 passes for 1,172 yards and eight touchdowns.
Had he played the entire year, he would have easily led the CFL in yardage.
“Ken-Yon was faced with an adverse injury, made a commitment to be back on the field for us, and played very well last season,” said Stamps GM-head coach John Hufnagel. “He is an integral part of our offence and we look forward to having his play-making ability in the fold for the foreseeable future.”
The Stamps still need to get wideout Romby Bryant under contract. There was an internet report that Bryant was set to sign on with the Stamps, but that has yet to be confirmed.
Rambo is a higher priority because when he moved into the slot position, he made the entire offence better.
This season will be Rambo’s seventh in Calgary and the 32-year-old will likely finish his career with the Stamps.
“Calgary is the only place I want to be and I’m glad we were able to get this done,” said Rambo.
“The Stamps are a great organization to play for, we’ve got a great group here and I’m looking forward to getting back out on the field in a few months.
“We didn’t finish where we wanted to the past two seasons and I think everyone is looking forward to working hard to get back to that big game.”