B.C. Lions sign Grey Cup champion, veteran Canadian receiver Jake Harty

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The B.C. Lions have signed veteran Canadian receiver Jake Harty, per sources.

The 33-year-old spent the 2023 season with the Grey Cup champion Montreal Alouettes, recording four catches for 36 yards while adding eight special teams tackles in 14 regular-season games. He made three receptions for 31 yards and scored a pivotal touchdown in the Eastern Semi-Final win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Harty spent the 2021 and 2022 seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders after spending the first three years of his career with the Ottawa Redblacks. During his time in the nation’s capital, the Calgary, Alberta native played in two Grey Cups, winning in 2016.

The six-foot-two, 210-pound Harty was selected by the Redblacks in the second round, 10th overall during the 2015 CFL Draft. He’s made 73 catches for 414 yards and one touchdown in 69 career games in the CFL while producing 32 special teams tackles and one forced fumble.

J.C. Abbott is a University of British Columbia graduate and high school football coach. He covers the CFL, B.C. Lions, CFL Draft and the three-down league's Global initiative.