The B.C. Lions signed Canadian offensive lineman Hunter Steward to a contract extension through the 2018 season Thursday.
The six-foot-six, 315-pound Steward was eligible to become a free agent Feb. 13.
“Hunter has the potential to be one of the anchors of our offensive line,” head coach Wally Buono said in a statement. “He is a talented player whose size and versatility make this signing a very important one heading into this season.”