Canadian DL Ricky Foley returns to the Left coast

Veteran Canuck defensive lineman Ricky Foley has landed back in the place where his career began, agreeing to terms with the B.C. Lions.

Foley was originally drafted in the first round, fourth overall by the Lions in 2006. He spent his first four CFL seasons with the B.C., winning a Grey Cup in 2006 then in 2009 he made 47 defensive tackles, a career-high 12 sacks to claim the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian Award.

The Courtice, ON native was released by the Toronto Argos on March 31. He had been in talks with multiple franchises since.

Overall, Foley has played for three different CFL teams – Lions, Argos and Riders – during 11 CFL seasons while winning a Grey Cup with each franchise. Eight of those years the York University product played in every single game possible for his team. He’s made 346 career tackles, 60 sacks, 56 special teams tackles, 10 forced fumbles, one interception and scored one touchdown in 182 regular season games.


7 Comments on Canadian DL Ricky Foley returns to the Left coast

  1. Knowing the history of Flip-Flop Foley:
    1. Have him escorted to the Toronto Airport so he does not stop off at Argo facilities
    2. Don’t get excited until he actually land in Vancouver and SIGNS a contract
    3. Even then, don’t get too excited because he has been in contact with a few teams and no one signed him.
    Just sayin…

  2. Rodedm51 // August 6, 2017 at 5:12 pm //

    If BCDave paid any attention to reports he would know Foley was in Vancouver for the Rider game and didn’t have to fly in to sign his BC contract.

  3. I have been saying since he became a free agent that the Lions should sign him. However, Wally was in no rush to get him because he probably only wanted Foley if the price was right.

  4. If Rodent was mentally sharp he would have seen the sarcasm in that comment.

  5. What ever.. its about Ratio at the position.. No one else available at the position That is a National..Knuckleheads !!

  6. Still no use for Foley after his earlier stunt. I guess this time, since he was already here, he won’t have a chance to change his mind on the way to the airport lol! Does this mean his fan will be constantly be posting on Lions threads? Hope we can at least escape that!

  7. IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 7, 2017 at 7:32 pm //

    BC is gearing up and fearing up for Aug 18

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