According to Farhan Lalji of TSN, the BC Lions have come to terms with free agent international running back Chris Rainey. The deal is reportedly for two years.
— Farhan Lalji (@FarhanLaljiTSN) February 8, 2016
Rainey, formerly with the Montreal Alouettes, got noticed last season when the Lions signed him in August and he revived their ailing special teams showing his great speed on kick returns. He also contributed offensively, scoring one of the most exciting touchdowns of the 2015 season against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Rainey likely would have garnered significant interest had he hit free agency, so locking him up is a big deal for the Lions, who keep a guy that can provide you with great field position, and someone you can work more into the offence to use his speed and ability in the open field.
With the Lions looking to change the running back spot to an international position, Rainey provides a great start to build around and it will be interesting to see how they intend to use him.