Defensive back T.J. Lee misses practice with B.C. Lions due to hamstring injury

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B.C. Lions’ defensive back T.J. Lee missed practice on Monday due to a hamstring injury, according to the team’s injury report.

The eight-year veteran has started all five games this season at boundary halfback, recording 18 defensive tackles, two special teams tackles, and two interceptions. He has dressed for 99 games with B.C. since first signing with the team in May 2014, making 430 total tackles, 22 interceptions, seven forced fumbles, and four sacks.

Veteran offensive lineman Joel Figueroa also missed practice on Monday due to a quad injury. He has started all five games for B.C. this season at left tackle.

Second-year quarterback Kevin Thomson practiced for the first time since suffering a shoulder injury during the preseason. The injury occurred on a blitz from Stampeders’ defensive back Titus Wall after completing 9-of-20 pass attempts for 129 yards and one interception.

The Lions are coming off a 17-12 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats that improved their record to 4-1 on the season. They are slated to visit the Saskatchewan Roughriders (4-3) on Friday, July 29 with kickoff slated for 9:00 p.m. EDT.