Lions sign Canadian TE and Argos draft pick Luke Willson

The Detroit Lions have signed Canadian tight end Luke Willson to a one-year deal, adding a potential starter.

Willson grew up in LaSalle, ON a 30-minute drive across the border from Ford Field where the Lions play their home games.

The 28-year-old has 89 career catches for 1,129 yards with 11 touchdowns in 72 games, all with the Seattle Seahawks. He has 13 catches for 154 yards and one score in the playoffs, including two receptions when Seattle routed Denver in the Super Bowl four years ago.

Seattle drafted the former Rice standout in the fifth round in 2013. A year earlier the Toronto Argonauts picked Wilson in the fifth round, 32nd overall.



2 Comments on Lions sign Canadian TE and Argos draft pick Luke Willson

  1. I realize the NFL is popular in Ontario, but you would think a publication dedicated to the CFL would consider the “Lions” a CFL team and describe the Detroit Lions as the “NFL Lions”, so fans don’t get mislead into reading a NFL news story or confuse the two Lion teams? I realize the Lions are the local (NFL) team for the Ontario-centric 3Down staff but the B.C. Lions are the familiar local team for the majority of Canadian fans who’d be reading this CFL news site.

  2. Blue rules // March 28, 2018 at 3:22 pm //


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