Lions fans got a gift on the eve of CFL free agency with the re-signing of Quarterback Travis Lulay. Reports had the two sides talking about a deal, but the holdup appeared to be on Lulay’s end as he decided whether he wanted to continue to play football.
Lulay wanted to play, he just didn’t know if his knee would be up for it. Obviously he has seen enough progress to commit to another year.
The Lions needed this, and it means they go into the season knowing Lulay will be there as a safety net not only on the field, but as a mentor to Jonathan Jennings.
“We saw last season that, when called upon, he can still be one of the very best quarterbacks in our league. He is a tremendous leader and we are very pleased to have him back in 2018.”, Head coach Wally Buono said in a club release.
Entering Tuesday, the Lions could have as many as 14 players about to testing the waters. Reports have the club working on a deal with only one of those players, defensive back Chandler Fenner.
Some key names from last year’s club are on the list, including Ronnie Yell, Kirby Fabien, Craig Roh, Alex Bazzie, Bryant Turner Jr. and Louchiez Purifoy.
Although not officially announced by the team, 3DownNation.com’s Justin Dunk is reporting that free agent defensive back Cauchy Muamba is returning to the West Coast and has signed with the Lions.
Muamba, originally selected by the Lions in the fifth round, 34th overall by B.C. in 2010, spent three seasons with the Lions before stints in Winnipeg and most recently with the Eskimos.
CFL free-agency begins at 9:00am Pacific tomorrow. We’ll have a wrap of the Lions work later in the day and will be following all the action @BCLionsDen on Twitter.