Wally Buono has begun to address injuries and deficiencies arising from Friday’s loss in Saskatchewan. The club has finalized a deal with running back Tyler Ebell, who should be on the field when practice resumes on Monday.
The Lions have also signed a new offensive tackle, Daren Heerspink, out of Bellingham, Wash. The 6’6′ 315 Heerspink was recently waived by the St, Louis Rams. Heerspink also spent time on the practice roster of the Miami Dolphins. It’s unlikely he’ll see any action this week, but he does provide a backup tackle for the Lions, which they lacked heading into the season.
Lowell Ullrich has more information on both of these developments on his blog, and also sheds some light on the injury status of both Ian Smart and Emmanuel Arceneaux.
Buono is also reassessing the linebacker situation after Jamall Johnson decided Hamilton was a better fit for his career and signed with the Ticats. He met with CFL veteran Reggie Hunt in Regina, but told Mike Beamish of the Vancouver Sun it was more of a courtesy meeting at this point, and that bringing in another linebacker was not necessarily as given.