B.C. Lions sign offensive tackle Chris Schleuger

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The B.C. Lions have signed free agent offensive lineman Chris Schleuger to a two-year contract, the team announced on Tuesday.

The six-foot-four, 305-pound blocker has spent the past three seasons with the Montreal Alouettes with whom he dressed for 22 games. He started two games at left tackle this past season along with one at right tackle.

The 27-year-old spent his final two years of NCAA eligibility at the University of Alabama at Birmingam. He made 12 starts at left guard as a senior in 2017 and helped his team average 183.2 rushing yards per game and tie a school record with 27 rushing touchdowns.

The native of Wesley, Iowa attended training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers after going unselected in the 2018 NFL Draft.

The Lions started veteran CFL offensive lineman Joel Figueroa at left tackle this past season, though he has reportedly agreed to terms on a contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.