February 22nd, 2018

B.C. Lions bolster offensive line by signing veterans Figueroa, Lewis

By The Canadian Press on February 13, 2018.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats wide receiver Andy Fantuz (83) celebtaes his touchdown catch with teammate Joel Figueroa, left, during first half CFL eastern conference final football action in Toronto on November 17, 2013. The B.C. Lions bolstered their offensive line by signing free-agent lineman Joel Figueroa on Tuesday.B.C. announced the one-year deal less than an hour after the noon ET start of free agency. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

VANCOUVER – The B.C. Lions bolstered their offensive line by signing free-agent linemen Joel Figueroa and Jeremy Lewis on Tuesday.

The six-foot-six, 320-pound Figueroa appeared in 15 games last season with the Edmonton Eskimos.

Figueroa, an American, has played in 44 career CFL regular-season games with Hamilton (2013-15) and Edmonton (2016-17).

The six-foot-four, 310-pound Lewis is a four-year CFL veteran who spent last season with the Montreal Alouettes.

B.C. allowed a CFL-high 49 sacks last year.

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