Locking down a corner: B.C. Lions ink DB Garry Peters to two-year extension

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The B.C. Lions have signed cornerback Garry Peters to a two-year contract extension, keeping him in Vancouver through 2024.

Peters was named a CFL All-Star for the first time in his career in 2022, leading the Lions with five interceptions. He also amassed 44 defensive tackles and three more on special teams, earning the club’s nomination for Most Outstanding Defensive Player.

“First off, I thank God for this opportunity as well as the entire BC Lions community,” Peters said in a statement. “This is a special group of players and coaches, which was evident with last season’s turnaround. We now focus on unfinished business.”

The 31-year-old is entering his fifth season in B.C., having originally joined the club as a free agent in 2018. He has played in all 68 regular-season games since that point, registering 226 defensive tackles, nine special teams tackles, 11 interceptions, one sack and two forced fumbles.

Peters entered the CFL with Edmonton in 2016, playing two seasons for the Green and Gold. In 19 games for the Elks, he notched 59 defensive tackles and eight more on special teams.

The native of Conyers, Georgia played collegiately at Clemson University, recording 106 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 45 games. A First-Team All-ACC selection in 2014, Peters signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent the next season but was released before making his way north.