Perks of the job: Lions ink right tackle Kent Perkins to two-year extension

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The B.C. Lions have signed American offensive lineman Kent Perkins to a two-year contract extension that keeps him in orange through the 2024 campaign.

The six-foot-five, 305-pound native of Dallas, Texas has started 16 consecutive games at right tackle dating back to his Lions debut in Week 2 of the 2021 season.

Perkins was the club’s nominee for CFL Most Outstanding Lineman last season and has played a big role in helping the Lions’ offence rack up 1,561 total yards through the first three contests of 2022.

Prior to signing with the Lions ahead of 2021 training camp, Perkins suited up for the XFL’s St. Louis BattleHawks in 2020 and spent parts of 2017 and 2018 with the Cincinnati Bengals, twice being promoted to the active roster.

Perkins started 34 games, primarily at right guard, with the University of Texas from 2013 to 2016 and helped the Longhorns to appearances in the Alamo Bowl (2013) and Texas Bowl (2014).