Calgary Stampeders sign explosive receiver Malik Henry to contract extension

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The Calgary Stampeders have signed receiver Malik Henry to a contract extension, per sources. The deal runs through the 2025 season.

The six-foot, 176-pound pass catcher originally signed a two-year CFL rookie minimum contract with the Stamps in January 2021, earning $70,000 per season.

He played nine games in his first season north of the border, recording 11 receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns while returning 21 kickoffs for 513 yards and 38 punts for 435 yards. In his second year with Calgary, the 25-year-old has already eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark with 62 catches for 1,023 yards and eight touchdowns in 13 games.

Henry played his senior NCAA season at the University of West Georgia, leading the Wolves with seven receiving touchdowns to go along with 30 receptions for 407 receiving yards. He previously played three seasons (2015-2017) at Georgia Southern University where he made 23 catches for 344 yards and one touchdown with the Eagle.

The native of Tifton, Ga. ran a 4.41-second forty-yard dash at West Georgia’s pro day along with a 36-inch vertical, 10-foot, nine-inch broad jump, and 22 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Those athletic testing numbers caught the attention of talent evaluators on both sides of the border.

After going unselected in the 2019 NFL Draft, Henry was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in May 2019. He had stints on the 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, and New Orleans Saints practice squads during parts of two seasons in the NFL, earning nearly $200,000 USD.

If Henry receives NFL interest in the offseason following an explosive showing in 2022, he can do workouts and entertain offers from mid-December to February when CFL free agency begins as part of the window written into all player contracts.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.