K.J. returns: Stampeders re-sign all-star receiver Kamar Jorden

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The Calgary Stampeders have signed American receiver Kamar Jorden to a contract extension. He was set to become a free agent on Feb. 8.

The six-foot-three, 191-pound target made 11 regular season starts for the Stamps in 2021, hauling in 53 passes for 767 yards and four touchdowns. He was named a West Division all-star at the end of the season and also earned CFL top performer of the week honours after making 12 catches for 159 yards and a touchdown against Edmonton.

Jorden made four catches for 33 yards in the West Semi-Final and was named the winner of Calgary’s Herm Harrison Memorial Award for his contributions to the community.

“K.J. has contributed a great deal to the organization on and off the field during his time in Calgary and last season he re-established himself as one of the top slot receivers in the CFL,” said Stampeders’ president and general manager John Hufnagel in a press release. “We’re looking for more of the same in 2022.”

The 2021 season saw Jorden’s first regular season action since suffering a serious knee injury in the 2018 Labour Day Classic.

“I’m excited for this 2022 season and to get back to work with my guys,” said Jorden. “Let’s build and do something special this year for the city.”

Jorden has made 205 catches for 3,021 yards and 19 touchdowns in 43 career regular season games for the Stampeders. He was named a West Division all-star for the first time in 2018 and again in 2021.