Jerome Messam returning to Stampeders
Topped 1,000 yards rushing after joining Calgary from Saskatchewan
Running back Jerome Messam is off the CFL market.
The Calgary Stampeders announced on Monday night that they have re-signed Messam.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The signing, however, keeps the 30-year-old from becoming a free agent, which was scheduled to happen on Tuesday.
"I'm happy to get the deal done and not have to worry about free agency," said Messam. "I'm excited to be back in Calgary."
The six-foot-three, 245-pound Messam, of Brampton, Ont., ran for 1,006 yards combining his 2015 campaign with Saskatchewan and Calgary and was named a West Division all star.
Messam joined the Stampeders Oct. 14, 2015, in a trade with the Roughriders and he appeared in two regular-season games for Calgary, registering 180 rushing yards and adding six receptions for 33 yards.
Messam also started both of Calgary's playoff games and amassed 122 rushing yards and a touchdown and eight catches for 126 yards.
"Jerome is a very good football player who fit in very well with the Stampeders after we traded for him last year," said Calgary general manager John Hufnagel. "I believe this is a mutually beneficial situation for both the player and the team and I'm pleased that Jerome has chosen to continue his career with the Stampeders."
In 90 career games for B.C., Edmonton, Montreal, Saskatchewan and Calgary, Messam has 3,270 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns as well as 132 catches for 1,329 yards.