CFL Update: New recruits in as B.C. Lions sign a trio of talent

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The list of player transactions for the B.C. Lions got just a little bit longer this week with free agent signees Beau Bell, Rodney Paulk and Glenn Love.

All three are Import Linebackers.

Love was discovered on the week-end at the Seattle free-agent tryout where he quickly turned heads with an impressive work out.

Love was a two position player during his career at UCLA.

Originally a Safety, Love was reassigned to the Linebacker spot after his Sophomore season.  He has career totals of 55 tackles and 2 sacks.

Paulk, like Love, is fresh out of college.  Paulk recorded 159 tackles along with 4 sacks in an injury -prolonged six year span at the University of South Carolina.

Wally Buono

Wally Buono has been busy this off-season

The injuries were early in his college days before finally having two strong seasons to end his university career

Of the three, Bell is the only one with any professional experience, having come to the Leos by way of the Spokane Shock and the Arena Football League.

Originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2008, he played just one year in the NFL before ultimately getting waived in 2009.

He spent the next two seasons in the UFL with stops in Las Vegas and Omaha.

Bell is the third member of the Spokane Shock to sign with the Lions this off season.  The others are Offensive Tackle Ben Ossai and Defensive End Jeremy Geathers.

This is probably in large part to Spokane’s assistant coach, which is none other than current Lions Defensive Back Stanley Franks.

Looks like GM Wally Buono and Head Coach Mike Benevides are not afraid to call on any resources available to them.

These three latest pick-ups are essential as the Lions look to replace Solomon Elimimian and bolster the depth at all three Linebacker spots. These acquisitions will also bring hard hitting talent to the Special Teams units.

All three will likely report to Lions Rookie Camp on May 30th before reporting to main camp on June 3rd.

Both camps are in Kamloops.

Cheers, The Bartender


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