Lions bring in four new imports as added depth
Moore To Come
BC Lions GM Wally Buono has bolstered his team’s roster this week by signing 4 players to his club, including those with unique pasts and some name recognition.
Buono has added Quarterbacks Casey Therriault and Jarrett Brown, DE Korey Bosworth and WR Michael Moore.
This is the second signing of Moore this year for the Lions, having been released by the club in June. Moore has been brought in with the injuries to both Geroy Simon and Arland Bruce III.
Quarterback Casey Therriault has all the physical tools needed to succeed in any pro league and during his tenure at Jackson State he was among the top passers in the NCAA in 2010. The 6’3" 205lb chucker was a conference All-Star after recording 3,436 yards and 31 TDs through the air.
He also recorded 10 scores rushing.
Googling Therriault though you will find mention of his storied past and the daily struggles facing his family. After a bar incident gone awry, leaving Casey facing manslaughter charges, he has re-built his character enough for the Lions to grant him an opportunity.
His first chance to play since a collar bone injury sidelined him in late in 2010.
Brown, 6’3" 224lb, from the University of West Virginia, was a starter for one full season but he saw game action in 4 years with the Mountaineers. Upon graduation in 2010 he bounced around the NFL finding time with San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Carolina.
Finally the Lions added some speed and strength to the team by adding another Defensive End in the 6’1" 240lb Bosworth. And like the name would indicate, the UCLA product is the nephew of the iconic Oklahoma Sooner and Seattle Seahawk Linebacker Brian Bosworth, and comes to Lions after a stint with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Alas, upon seeing Korey, there is no flowing mullet with the shaved sides, but let’s hope the younger Boz terrorizes offenses much like his larger than life uncle did here in the Pacific Northwest.
So with new crew to his ship, Coach Mike Benevides will chart the course towards a CFL playoff berth and hopefully by adding some new faces to the squad they will bring in a healthy competitive atmosphere to the Lions training facility in Surrey.
After a loss to Saskatchewan, and close call in Edmonton this club is in serious need of some new life.
Thanks to the Bartender for contributing this post.
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