2016 CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player, linebacker Solomon Elimimian has re-signed with the BC Lions according to Canadian Press reporter Dan Ralph.
Hearing BC Lions have re-signed LB Solomon Elimimian. He was CFL's top defensive player last season coming off Achilles injury. #cfl
— Dan Ralph (@danralphcp) December 21, 2016
News 1130 Sports in Vancouver provides details on the 30-year-old’s pact.
Elimimian recorded a CFL-best 129 tackles last season to go along with eight sacks, one interception and one forced fumble. Those numbers are even more impressive when you consider the three-time CFL all-star suffered a season-ending Achilles injury seven games into the 2015 campaign.
The Hawaii product has spent his entire seven-year CFL career with the Leos, playing 96 games, recording 575 tackles, 27 sacks, eight interceptions and eight forced fumbles.