Blue Bombers sign perennial all-star OL Stanley Bryant to contract extension

The CFL’s best offensive lineman is staying put.

Winnipeg has re-signed left tackle Stanley Bryant to a one-year contract extension. He was set to become a free agent next month.

Bryant once again had a stellar 2019 season, and for the third straight season was named the West Division nominee for Most Outstanding Lineman. Playing in all 18 regular season games and three post-season games, he also was named a league all-star for the third consecutive season – the fifth time in his career – as he anchored the left side of an offensive line that was part of the CFL’s top rushing unit.

Bryant, who was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Lineman in 2018 and 2019, will enter his sixth season in Winnipeg in 2020, and has started every game at left tackle since signing in February of 2015, boosting his consecutive games played streak to 101.

The 10-year CFL veteran spent his first five seasons in Calgary, is a two-time Grey Cup champion (Calgary in 2014, Winnipeg 2019) and has been named a CFL all-star in 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Bryant has started 156 CFL games, ten playoff games, and three Grey Cup games.

Winnipeg now has all five of its starting offensive linemen from the Grey Cup under contract for 2020: Bryant, left tackle; Drew Desjarlais, left guard; Cody Speller, centre; Patrick Neufeld, right guard; and Jermarcus Hardrick, right tackle.

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