The BC Lions have re-signed defensive back Aaron Grymes through the 2021 season.
Grymes was eligible to become a free agent on February 11.
“I came to the Lions last year because I believe we’re building something special and I never wanted to leave after just one year,” Grymes said. “I’m grateful to have the trust of the organization and be able to continue playing the game I love.”
Grymes was a big contributor to the Lions secondary in 2019. he appeared in 16 games, as the Seattle native recorded 54 tackles and one interception.
“Aaron was a great addition for us last year and having him back for two more gives us great continuity in our defensive backfield,” general manager Ed Hervey said.
“Having been with him for most of his career, I know he brings a lot of important elements to the table when it comes to building the defence we want.”
Prior to moving to the west coast, Grymes was productive during his tenure with the Edmonton Eskimos where he racked up 181 tackles, 11 interceptions — two returned for touchdowns — two forced fumbles and one sack in 66 games. Grymes helped Edmonton win the 2015 Grey Cup and was named a CFL all-star that same season.
The former Idaho Vandals star spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles, suiting up in four pre-season games before being promoted to the active roster in November of 2016. Grymes then returned to Edmonton late in the 2017 campaign.