The B.C. Lions free agent list: lots of vets could be gone

B.C. has a veteran-laden list of pending free agents.

The Lions highest-rated quarterback, top end receiver, a handful of quality offensive lineman, best pass rusher and four starters from the secondary are due to hit the open market.

Travis Lulay tore his ACL in September which means he’ll likely miss the first half of the 2018 season, but he showed the ability to be an elite quarterback at 34 years old. Mitchell Gale has arm talent and B.C. would like to bring him back if it works out. Manny Arceneaux who has 205 receptions the last two seasons as the Lions No. 1 target. Hunter Steward, Cody Husband and Kirby Fabien, all Canadians with starting experience up front. Alex Bazzie was coveted after coming back from an NFL opportunity. While Chandler Fenner, Louchiez Purifoy, T.J. Lee and Ronnie Yell are athletic defensive players.

Even though lots of talent have contracts coming to an end, there will certainly be changes to B.C.’s roster after a 7-11 season.

Travis Lulay – international
Mitchell Gale – international

Emmanuel Arceneaux – international
Nick Moore – international
Shaquille Johnson – national

Offensive line
Andrew Jones – national
Antonio Johnson – international
Hunter Steward – national
Jas Dhillon – national
Cody Husband – national
Kirby Fabien – national

Defensive line
David Menard – national
Maxx Forde – national
Alex Bazzie – international
Ricky Foley – national
Craig Roh – international
Bryant Turner Jr. – international
Louie Richardson – national

Mike Benson – national
Adrian Clarke – national

Defensive back
Chandler Fenner – international
Buddy Jackson – international
T.J. Lee – international
Ronnie Yell – international
Loucheiz Purifoy – international

Notable players under contract:
QB, Jonathon Jennings, signed through 2018 – international
RB, Jeremiah Johnson, signed through 2018 – international
RB/RET, Chris Rainey, signed through 2018 – international
FB, Rolly Lumbala, signed through 2018 – national
FB, Alex Ogbongbemiga, signed through 2018 – national
REC, Chris Williams, signed through 2018 – international
REC, Bryan Burnham, signed through 2018 – international
OL, David Foucault, signed through 2019 – national
DL, Mic’hael Brooks, signed through 2018 – international
DL, DeQuin Evans, signed through 2018 – international
LB, Dyshawn Davis, signed through 2018 – international
LB, Solomon Elimimian, signed through 2018 – international
DB, Keynan Parker, signed through 2018 – national
DB, Matt Bucknor, signed through 2018 – national
DB, Anthony Thompson, signed through 2018 – national

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.