B.C. Lions agree to terms with QB Dominique Davis

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The B.C. Lions have agreed to terms on a contract with veteran quarterback Dominique Davis, per sources.

The 33-year-old spent this past season with the Montreal Alouettes where he primarily served as a backup to Trevor Harris. He threw for 253 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions over 18 games and won his only start of the year, defeating the Toronto Argonauts by a score of 38-33 in the final week of the regular season.

The six-foot-four, 215-pound passer has thrown for 3,893 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions over 106 career CFL games as a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Ottawa Redblacks, and Alouettes. He has also carried the ball 167 times for 434 yards and 26 touchdowns.

The Lions signed Vernon Adams Jr. to a new contract on Wednesday, adding one year to a deal that was set to expire following the 2023 season. He will be the team’s starting quarterback in 2023 following the departure of Nathan Rourke to the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL.

Antonio Pipkin and Michael O’Connor, who spent this past year as backups with the club, are both set to become free agents next week. B.C. has two other quarterbacks under contract for 2023 in Vad Lee and Breylin Smith, who share a combined three games of CFL experience.

The CFL’s “legal tampering” window is currently open, allowing pending free agents to negotiate with teams around the league. The window will close on Sunday, Feb. 12 before free agency officially opens on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at noon eastern time.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.