The BC Lions Football Club today announced that international offensive tackle Joel Figueroa has signed a two-year contract extension with the Lions keeping him in black and orange through the 2020 season. Figueroa was slated to become a free agent in February.
Joining the Lions as one of the CFL’s most highly sought-after free agents last February, the veteran lineman anchored the Lions’ offence from his left tackle position and was the team’s nominee as Most Outstanding Lineman.
“We are a quarterback-driven league and protecting that asset is of critical importance to our success,” said GM Ed Hervey. “Signing Joel was a top priority for us and securing his consistent and dominant style of play at the left tackle position for the next two seasons cannot be understated.”