Former B.C. Lions star Adam Bighill released by Saints

Former B.C. Lion Adam Bighill has been released by the New Orleans Saints, though he could still land on the team’s practice squad.

The 28-year-old recorded 108 tackles – third most in the CFL – five sacks and one interception in 2016 for the B.C. Lions while earning league all-star  for the fourth time in his six-year CFL career.

The five-foot-10, 230 pounder went undrafted by NFL teams coming out of Central Washington in 2011. After six years in the CFL, Bighill inked a deal with New Orleans in January and he stood out to Saints coach Sean Payton during training camp.

“He’s had a lot of production,” Payton said. “Obviously, he is size deficient, but we’re looking for those players that we think can fill a need in a certain area. And if he can play on the four core units in the kicking game, that’ll help his chances.”

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