BC Lions sign Canadian offensive lineman David Foucault to deal

Canadian Press

The B.C. Lions signed Canadian offensive lineman David Foucault through the 2019 season Tuesday.

The Lions acquired the rights to Foucault along with American offensive lineman Vincent Brown last month from the Montreal Alouettes for international offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye. The Als selected Foucault fifth overall in the 2014 CFL draft but he opted to join the NFL’s Carolina Panthers as a free agent.

“Getting David under contract is both a positive and vital first step toward having him compete for a spot on our roster this season,” Wally Buono, the Lions head coach and general manager, said in a statement. “A longer-term deal, as this one represents, is also a very encouraging sign that David is committed to our organization and we look forward to seeing him later this month at our mini-camp.”

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4 Comments on BC Lions sign Canadian offensive lineman David Foucault to deal

  1. Wally sure is one sharp dude.

  2. mrnehnehincognito // April 11, 2017 at 9:47 pm //

    smart man w a winner for sure

  3. Lets see if he can earn a spot on the team or if he’s cut in camp. This could still turn out to be a total loss. J.O. was maybe the best in the league. If we end up getting nothing for him I’m going to be disappointed in Wally B. even if J.O. was approaching over the hill.

    • Nice negativity there. Foucault was a first round pick and stayed with Carolina for good while , why would you write him off ahead of time? Carolina would not have kept him around as long as they did , if he wasn’t any good .While he has not proven himself in the Cfl yet he is an outstanding prospect at 6’8″ and 315 lbs with very good athleticism . He is not going to be cut in training camp . Olafioye could blow a knee this year too , you never know what is happening in the future .

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