The BC Lions Football Club today announced that international free agent offensive tackle JoelFigueroa (pronounced Jo-el) has signed a contract with the team.
Originally entering the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2013, the University of Miami grad spent the past two seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos. Set to enter his sixth pro season, Figueroa (6’6”, 320) has appeared in 44 regular season games, eight playoff tilts as well as a pair of Grey Cup title games.
“Joel brings a level of physicality and the kind of gritty attitude that we need to add to our offensive line,” said GM Ed Hervey. “He’s absolutely committed to doing everything it takes to protect the quarterback.”
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