Stamps make Bryant deal official

Calgary Stampeders Romby Bryant scrambles with the ball against the Hamilton Tiger Cats in CFL...

Calgary Stampeders Romby Bryant scrambles with the ball against the Hamilton Tiger Cats in CFL action at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alberta, on Oct. 29, 2010. (MIKE DREW/QMI AGENCY)

IAN BUSBY, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 2:30 PM ET

The Trio Grande is back together this season for the Calgary Stampeders.

The Stamps made official the Romby Bryant contract extension Tuesday morning, taking him off the free-agent market set to begin at 10:01 p.m. Calgary time.

With Bryant signed, the Stamps have their three 1,000-yard receivers - along with Ken-Yon Rambo and Nik Lewis - ready to replicate their success from 2010.

"I'm very excited we were able to get this deal done," said Stamps GM-head coach John Hufnagel. "Romby brings a great work ethic, professionalism and play-making ability to our football team. He has been nothing but impressive since the day he arrived from Winnipeg in 2009."

This will be an interesting season for the 31-year-old Bryant.

When he came over from the Blue Bombers in a multi-player deal in September 2009, it was during a season in which he didn't score a touchdown, setting the record for most yards without a major in CFL history.

In 2010, he bounced back thanks to playing 14 games next to Rambo and Lewis, catching 77 passes for 1,167 yards and a league-leading 15 receiving TDs in 18 regular-season games.

For his efforts, the speedy wideout was named a West Division all-star for the first time in his career.

Rambo, Bryant and Lewis were the first trio to all hit the 1,000-yard mark for the Stamps since 2000.

"This organization has been great to me since I got here and I'm glad to be coming back to Calgary," said Bryant. "We have an excellent coaching staff, a good group of guys - especially in our receiving corps with Nik, Ken-Yon and Arjei (Franklin) - and I'm looking forward to getting back out on the field and competing."

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