Province writer Lowell Ullrich is reporting that Lions first round draft pick Jamall Lee may be ready to revisit signing with the club, after exhausting his NFL options:
A club source said Wednesday the agent for the 22-year-old running back, Zeke Sandhu, called the CFL team late Tuesday seeking to re-open contract talks which fizzled after Lee was cut early last month by the Carolina Panthers.
The Lions no doubt would have liked to have gotten their hands on Lee a little earlier, but the idea now would be for him to join the team for the rest of the season and get that experience under his belt before next year’s training camp. A season ending inury to non import fullback Alexis Bwenge has created the perfect spot for lee on the roster.
Buono has high praise for Lee’s abilities in the article, stating:
“He could be the next Russ Jackson,” said Buono, referring to the Canadian-born player who was switched from defensive back to quarterback and led the Ottawa Rough Riders to three Grey Cup victories in the 1960s “We’d get him ready,” Buono said of Lee. “He gives you options and we would like to examine all of them.”