Canadian linebacker Adam Konar re-signs with Lions

The B.C. Lions have re-signed national linebacker Adam Konar to a one-year contract through the 2020 season.

Konar was eligible to become a free agent in February 2020.

The Vancouver native appeared in 17 games last season while recording a career-high eight special teams tackles and also saw action on defence where he picked up six tackles.

“Adam is an important member of our football team and we’re happy to have him for another season,”  general manager Ed Hervey said.

“He is a physical player who provides depth at linebacker, excels on special teams and plays with passion.”

A testament to his versatility and overcoming a couple of serious injuries earlier in his career, Konar was the club’s’ 2019 nominee for the Jake Gaudaur Veteran’s Award which goes to the CFL player who best demonstrates attributes of our Canadian Soldiers.

The 26-year-old joined the Lions early in 2019 training camp following a productive four-year stint with the Edmonton Eskimos where he had 94 tackles, three interceptions and two sacks in 54 games. He won a Grey Cup in 2015.

Konar was selected in the third round, 25th overall by Edmonton in the 2013 CFL draft when Hervey was the GM of the Eskimos.

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