B.C. Lions re-sign American receiver Dominique Rhymes

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The B.C. Lions have re-signed American receiver Dominique Rhymes to a contract extension through 2021.

He was eligible to become a free agent in February 2021.

“The chance to be reunited with coach Campbell was one of the big things that drew me to BC last year and these past few months meeting virtually with Mike Reilly and some of my fellow receivers has me really excited about what we can achieve together,” Rhymes said in a statement.

The 27-year-old Rhymes originally signed with the Lions back in February following 36 games over three seasons with the Ottawa Redblacks. He had a career year in 2019, hauling in 65 catches for 1,056 yards and five touchdowns.

Prior to moving north, Rhymes played three seasons at Florida International University and caught 27 passes for 305 yards in 32 games. He transferred to Murray State University for his senior season.

The Lions also added American receiver Shane Leatherbury and American defensive end  Trevon Hill to the roster.

The five-foot-11, 190-pound Leatherbury had two productive seasons at Towson University where his 12 touchdown receptions in 2018 tied a single-season school record. He hauled in a total of 119 receptions for 1,552 yards and 19 touchdowns while also rushing for 87 yards and a major on 15 carries in 24 games. He then signed with the Arizona Cardinals as a undrafted NFL free agent.

The six-foot-three, 238-pound Hill began his NCAA career at Virginia Tech and recorded 94 defensive tackles, including 20 for a loss, and 11.5 sacks in 30 games. He transferred to the University of Miami for his senior season and registered 27 defensive tackles and 4.5 sacks in 12 contests. Hill most recently signed with the New England Patriots as a undrafted free agent in April.