Lions sign former Redblacks receiver and returner Ryan Lankford

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The B.C. Lions have signed former Redblacks receiver and returner Ryan Lankford.

Ottawa released Lankford on July 8 following a return gaffe in a Week 4 loss to Winnipeg.

Lankford started his CFL career with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, spent two seasons with the Bombers and signed in the nation’s capital as a free agent last February.

During 31 games Lankford has caught 44 balls for 516 yards and four touchdowns along with seven rushes for 72 yards. As a returner, he has 38 punt returns for 341 yards with a long of 42 yards and 79 kickoff returns for 1,845 yards, including a 105-yard major.