The B.C. Lions have signed former NFL receiver Shelton Gibson.
The 27-year-old Gibson was selected in the fifth round, 166th overall by Philadelphia during the 2017 NFL Draft. He would go on to appear in 20 games with the Eagles while earning a Super Bowl ring to conclude his rookie season.
The five-foot-11, 191-pound Gibson recorded three receptions for 59 yards with the team and chipped in with 43 yards on a pair of kickoff returns in the 2018 season opener against Atlanta. He earned over $1.4 million USD while playing in the NFL.
The native of Cleveland Heights, OH spent most of 2019 on the Cleveland Browns practice squad before being re-claimed by Philadelphia off waivers and suiting up in the NFC Wild Card playoff game against Seattle in January 2020. During the 2020 regular season, he spent time on the Washington Football Team’s and Carolina Panthers practice squads.
Gibson suited up in 38 games over three seasons (2014-2016) at West Virginia University and hauled in 84 receptions for 1,898 yards and 17 touchdowns.
The Lions have also signed American running back Michael Warren.
The 23-year-old Warren most recently attended 2021 training camp with the Detroit Lions. The Toledo, OH native originally signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2020 before being waived at the end of training camp.
Warren attended the University of Cincinnati from 2017-2019 and left as the program’s sixth all-time leading rusher with 2,918 yards while adding 34 touchdowns on the ground.
His 81-yard touchdown run against Tulane in 2018 was the second-longest in school history and longest since 1953. He was named MVP of the 2018 Military Bowl after rushing for a career-best and Cincinnati bowl game record 166 yards with two touchdowns.