Strong-side linebacker Kenny Ladler remains with B.C. Lions

Screenshot courtesy: Edmonton Football Team

The B.C. Lions have re-signed American strong-side linebacker and defensive back Kenny Ladler.

The six-foot-one, 200-pound Ladler initially joined the Lions last February following a two-year NFL stint split between the New York Giants and Washington Football Team where he recorded 13 combined tackles in nine regular season contests.

“Kenny is a player we were thrilled to add last year and having him in our secondary gives us another solid veteran who can play in multiple spots,” Lions co-general manager and head coach Rick Campbell said in a statement.

Prior to returning south of the border, Ladler suited up in 34 regular season games with the Edmonton Football Team (2016-2017), registering 156 defensive tackles, five interceptions, including one returned for a major, and three forced fumbles.

The native of Stone Mountain, Georgia enjoyed four productive seasons at Vanderbilt University, earning All-Southeastern Conference honours after leading his team with 91 defensive tackles as a senior. Ladler then joined the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted NFL free agent in 2014 and dressed for games before spending all of the next season on the practice squad.