B.C. Lions re-sign Dominique Rhymes through 2024 following contract dispute

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The B.C. Lions have signed receiver Dominique Rhymes to a contract extension just one day after he reportedly asked the team for a trade. He is now set to be a member of the Lions through 2024.

“Dominique is a core piece to this team and we are excited for the opportunity to keep him here in 2023 and beyond,” said head coach and co-general manager Rick Campbell in a statement.

Rhymes had a breakout season for the Lions in 2022, catching a team-leading 85 passes for 1,401 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was one of three Lions’ receivers to cross the 1,000-yard mark last season alongside Lucky Whitehead and Keon Hatcher.

The 29-year-old originally signed with the Lions back before the cancelled 2020 CFL season. He was extended through 2021 but played only eight games due to an ankle injury. Rhymes caught 28 passes for 411 yards and a touchdown while playing a pivotal role late in the year, recording back-to-back 100-yard games to end the season.

Rhymes joined the Lions following 36 games over three seasons with the Ottawa Redblacks. He set his previous career-high in 2019, hauling in 65 catches for 1,056 yards and five touchdowns.

Prior to moving north, Rhymes played three seasons at Florida International University and caught 27 passes for 305 yards in 32 games. He transferred to Murray State University for his senior season.