The Calgary Stampeders are expected to make an announcement today that they have signed slotback Nik Lewis to a contract extension.
The 30-year-old Texan, who is into his ninth season with the club, was in the final option year of his existing contract.
In 2011, he put together one of his best seasons as a pro with a career-high 93 catches for 1,209 yards and five touchdowns and was named the Stampeders' most outstanding player candidate. He also moved into second place in team history in receptions (636) and receiving yards (9,232).
He headed into this Canadian Football League campaign without a new contract --- and no worries.
"I know I'm wanted here," he had told the Herald before the 2012 Stampeders training camp. "Look at the fans (who have embraced him since Day 1). And I talk with Huff all the time. I know I'm wanted around here. I'm confident that if I go out and play football like I've played for the last eight years, I'll be a Stampeder for the rest of my career.
"There's no question."
So far in 2012, Lewis leads the league with 43 receptions for 484 yards and seven touchdowns after six games.