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Winnipeg Blue Bombers lock up CFL all-star Stanley Bryant for another year

Stanley Bryant on the sideline during a CFL game between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders at Mosaic Stadium. Brent Just / Getty Images

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-signed offensive lineman Stanley Bryant to a one-year contract extension Thursday.

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Bryant was named the CFL’s top lineman for a second straight season in November.

The nine-year veteran anchored a Winnipeg offensive line that helped the Bombers lead the CFL in rushing (134.9 yards per game) and pave the way for league rushing leader Andrew Harris (1,390 yards). And there’s no one else quarterback Matt Nichols wants protecting his blindside in the pocket.

“It goes without saying what Stanley means to me,” Nichols said. “The guys is the best in the business, and I feel very comfortable with him in the huddle.”

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“There’s literally no worry in your mind about him. He’s going to be on assignment. He’s going to get his guy taken care of. He doesn’t miss.”

WATCH: Matt Nichols On Stanley Bryant

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Blue Bombers Matt Nichols On Stanley Bryant – Jan 17, 2019

Bryant is a four-time CFL all-star and has started 83 straight games. Bryant began his CFL career with Calgary and has started 138 regular-season games, eight playoff contests and appeared in two Grey Cup games, winning in 2014.

WATCH: Blue Bombers Stanley Bryant talks about his CFL Award

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RAW: Blue Bombers Stanley Bryant On CFL Award – Nov 22, 2018

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