Lions interested in Grey Cup MVP receiver DeVier Posey

The B.C. Lions have a clear interest in potentially signing the 2017 Grey Cup MVP.

“There’s no secret that we’ve been in touch with DeVier Posey. I understand that he had a workout with one of the NFL teams. He’s someone that we’ve reached out to and we’ll obviously try to see where it goes. He is someone that we are interested in,” general manager Ed Hervey said on TSN radio in Vancouver.

“Typically I wouldn’t show my hand, but in this case yes we are definitely looking to improve in that area. We’d like to get some more impact in the wide receiver position. But that said I have a lot of faith in the guys that we have. It’s more so about the inconsistent play than it is about the players.”

Posey went to Buffalo for a session with the Bills on Tuesday. The 28-year-old made five receptions for 56 yards and one touchdown in four pre-season games with Baltimore, but the Ravens released him among final training camp cuts.

“When the receivers are going to look for the opportunity, there’s two things they’re going to look for or maybe three in some cases money being the other one, but the opportunity to play, what’s the best situation for them and I feel that in most cases we’re going to present that great opportunity,” Hervey said.

Posey had seven catches for 175 yards and one touchdown – including a Grey Cup record 100-yard TD reception – in Toronto’s 27-24 CFL title game victory. He recorded 52 catches for 744 yards and seven majors in 2017

“It’s just a matter of whether the player is ready to make that commitment and if he does, we should be one of those teams that he considers,” Hervey said.

“If a player has the confidence in himself and recognizes that this is an opportunity where he can play and come in and make an impact then his impact should be able to catapult our offence into a position where we can start to contend.”