|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)
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."