B.C. Lions sign veteran QB Dominique Davis

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The B.C. Lions have signed veteran quarterback Dominique Davis to a one-year contract, the team announced on Tuesday.

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 Montreal Alouettes.

“We feel fortunate to add someone of Dom’s calibre who has plenty of experience in our league. He will be a welcome addition to our quarterback room,” said co-general manager and head coach Rick Campbell in a statement.

Davis spent this past season as a backup behind Vernon Adams Jr. and Trevor Harris in Montreal. He threw for 253 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions along with 63 carries for 111 yards and 13 touchdowns. Adams Jr. is expected to be the day-one starter for B.C. this season following Nathan Rourke’s departure for the NFL.

The 33-year-old signed with the Atlanta Falcons after going unselected in the 2012 NFL Draft and spent two years with the team. He later spent time with the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts practice squad.

Davis spent time at Boston College and Fort Scott Community College before moving on to East Carolina for his final two seasons of NCAA eligibility. He set new passing records for the program, throwing for 7,192 yards, 62 touchdowns, and 35 interceptions.