After losing some veteran talent in the secondary with the retirement of Barron Miles, the BC Lions decided to look to another veteran defensive back to plug into their defense come training camp in June. The Lions announced the signing of CFL veteran Davis Sanchez on Tuesday. Sanchez, who played with the Grey Cup champion Montreal Alouettes last season, had a clause in his contract that allowed him to try and get a deal closer to home after last season. When the chance came to sign with BC, Sanchez made use of the out.
Sanchez told BCLions.com that BC was his only choice.
“The Lions are the only team I wanted to play for this season and moving forward,” said Sanchez. “I have always respected this outstanding organization’s quality of coaches and players and I know I’m part of team that will be very difficult to play against.”
Sanchez will be 36 years old in August, and his role on the team is likely yet to be defined. His experience will be an asset, but his age and a good showing by younger talent at training camp could make this signing one to watch in Kamloops.