Lions exploring trade market for all-star OL Jovan Olafioye

Lions general manager and head coach Wally Buono has been exploring the trade market for stalwart tackle Jovan Olafioye, according to Rick Dhaliwal from NEWS 1130 in Vancouver.

In fact, BC may have found a partner with which to make a deal.

Montreal would appear to be a fit for an American tackle, especially after general manager Kavis Reed released Canadian Jeff Perrett, traded for Brian Simmons and signed internationals Patrick Colbert, Vincent Brown and Mathu Gibson. It appears the Alouettes want to go with two imports starting at the left and right tackle spots respectively for 2017.

Olafioye has been named a CFL all-star six consecutive seasons and been a mainstay on the Lions’ offensive line, playing in every game possible since arriving in 2010. The 29-year-old won the CFL’s Most Oustanding Lineman award in 2012.

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12 Comments on Lions exploring trade market for all-star OL Jovan Olafioye

  1. stampland // March 15, 2017 at 6:17 pm //

    personally,If I were a GM I don’t think I’d make this trade.Especially on a rebuilding team

  2. Scottsask // March 15, 2017 at 6:25 pm //

    I don’t even think the riders want him.

    • stampland // March 15, 2017 at 8:58 pm //

      Riders CAN’T have him.They have too many import o-linemen on the roster as it is.Unless Jones decides he’s too divine to obey the rules of the mortals again

      • Wonderful Jones may just go after him. I’m sure if over the cap Wonderful will just pay him under the table because the rules don’t apply to him. My guess is Wally won’t want him to go to a Western team. Lions can not afford him this year as I think his contract is too rich given who else they’ve signed lately.

  3. Chris Allan // March 15, 2017 at 6:52 pm //

    Olafioye is the best OL in the league. He has never missed a game since starting his rookie season. Jennings will need all the protection he can get to hit all of his highly skilled receivers. Olafioye is just entering his prime and Hunter Steward has proven to be unreliable so far. A season can go done the tubes with a couple of injuries on the OLine. Jovan Olafioye is worth his weight in gold if not more. Do not trade him Wally!

  4. The Als won’t have cap space for him. Maybe the Argos would though

    • So Genius. Tell us how much money is tied to the guy who would be going the other way ?

      Experts…

  5. I think hamilton tiger cats saving money on Andy Fantuz and chad owens could afford grabbing a starting OT since both Jeremy Lewis and Jake Olson have been injure alot last year.

  6. If the Cats wanted this OT,I can not think of any player they would or could trade;only future draft selections they may not want to surrender.The Cats may be more interested in a national OT that will become available latter in a trade or release.
    He certainly sounds to be an appealing choice for the Cats but maybe he is not the right fit.

  7. OL is the most important part of any team… when Ravens won Super Bowl the highest paid player was QB and second highest was left tackle…

    Would love for Ticats to trade for Olafioye… but would much prefer they started a Canadian at RT (Revenberg) and already have Fulton at LT…

    Can’t see it happening…

    Cheers… Snake

  8. why are the Lions shopping him? woudlnt he be perfect to block for Ricky Ray?

  9. Slim Pickens // March 16, 2017 at 1:59 pm //

    Matt Dunigan may come out of retirement

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