The B.C. Lions have put pen to paper: DeVier Posey is officially signed for the remainder of the 2018 season.
A B.C. official said Posey had shut off his phone during the Lions win against Ottawa on Friday, according to Lowell Ullrich. There was concern that both the Toronto Argos and Hamilton Tiger-Cats had made inquiries whether he was interested in playing football east of the Rockies even though he had made a verbal commitment to Hervey.
General manager Ed Hervey felt B.C. provided the best opportunity for Posey.
The 28-year-old was released by the Baltimore Ravens among final training camp cuts. Posey had five receptions for 56 yards and one touchdown in four pre-season games with Baltimore. Then he had a workout with the Buffalo Bills, but did not get offered a contract.
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, which led to signing a contract with Baltimore.
He was originally drafted by the Texans in the third round, 68th overall in the 2012 NFL draft. The Ohio State product made 22 catches for 272 yards over three seasons in Houston.