2017 BC Lions season

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2017 BC Lions season
Head coach Wally Buono
General manager Wally Buono
Home field BC Place Stadium
Results
Record 0–0
Division place TBD, West
Playoff finish TBD
Uniform
CFL BCL Jersey.png

The 2017 BC Lions season will be the 60th season for the team in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and their 64th overall. The Lions will attempt to make the playoffs for the 21st consecutive season and win their 7th Grey Cup championship. This will be the 11th year with Wally Buono as the team's head coach and it will be his 15th year as general manager.[1]

This will be the eighth consecutive season that the Lions will hold their training camp at Hillside Stadium in Kamloops, British Columbia.[2]

Offseason

Free agents

The following is a list of players whose contracts are/were set to expire on February 14, 2017 at 9AM PDT. Players are eligible to re-sign with the Lions prior to that date and, if not signed or released before then, are eligible to sign with any team they choose.[3]

Position Player 2017 Team Date Signed Notes
RB Anthony Allen
DL Alex Bazzie Indianapolis Colts January 9, 2017[4] Granted early release[5]
LS Mike Benson BC Lions December 19, 2016[6] One-year contract
DL Michael Brooks BC Lions February 14, 2017[7] Two-year contract
WR Bryan Burnham BC Lions February 12, 2017[8] Two-year contract
DB Steven Clarke BC Lions January 31, 2017[9] Two-year contract
LB Solomon Elimimian BC Lions December 21, 2016[10] Two-year contract
DB Anthony Gaitor New Orleans Saints January 9, 2017[11] Granted early release[5]
WR Marco Iannuzzi BC Lions February 14, 2017[12] Two-year contract
RB Jeremiah Johnson BC Lions December 16, 2016[13] Two-year contract
LB Nehemie Kankolongo BC Lions December 19, 2016[6] Two-year contract
DB T. J. Lee BC Lions February 10, 2017[14] One-year contract
K/P Richie Leone Arizona Cardinals January 5, 2017[15] Granted early release[16]
LB Bo Lokombo Baltimore Ravens January 31, 2017[17] Granted early release[18]
FB Rolly Lumbala BC Lions January 5, 2017[19] Two-year contract
K/P Paul McCallum
SB Nick Moore BC Lions February 10, 2017[20] One-year contract
C Tim O'Neill Retired
DB Keynan Parker BC Lions January 4, 2017[21] Two-year contract
WR Terrell Sinkfield
OL Hunter Steward BC Lions February 8, 2017[22] One-year contract
DE Bryant Turner BC Lions February 6, 2017[23] One-year contract
DL Jabar Westerman Montreal Alouettes February 14, 2017[24] Three-year contract
DB Ronnie Yell BC Lions February 14, 2017[25] One-year contract

[3]

CFL Draft

The 2017 CFL Draft will take place on May 7, 2017. The Lions will have nine selections in the eight round draft after acquiring an additional first-round pick from the Montreal Alouettes in exchange for the negotiating rights to Vernon Adams.[26]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 3
1 7
2 16
3 24
4 33
5 42
6 51
7 60
8 69

[27]

Preseason

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
A Tue, June 6 6:00 p.m. PDT at Calgary Stampeders TBA McMahon Stadium
B Fri, June 16 7:00 p.m. PDT vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders TBA BC Place
 #  Games played with colour uniforms.
 #  Games played with white uniforms.

Regular season

Standings

Team GP W L T Pts PF PA Div Stk
BC Lions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0–0 Details
Calgary Stampeders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0–0 Details
Edmonton Eskimos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0–0 Details
Saskatchewan Roughriders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0–0 Details
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0–0 Details

Schedule

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
1 Sat, June 24 7:00 p.m. PDT vs. Edmonton Eskimos TSN BC Place
2 Fri, June 30 4:00 p.m. PDT at Toronto Argonauts TSN BMO Field
3 Thurs, July 6 4:30 p.m. PDT at Montreal Alouettes TSN/RDS Molson Stadium
4 Sat, July 15 4:30 p.m. PDT at Hamilton Tiger-Cats TSN Tim Hortons Field
5 Fri, July 21 7:00 p.m. PDT vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers TSN BC Place
6 Fri, July 28 6:30 p.m. PDT at Edmonton Eskimos TSN Commonwealth Stadium
7 Sat, Aug 5 4:00 p.m. PDT vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders TSN BC Place
8 Sun, Aug 13 5:00 p.m. PDT at Saskatchewan Roughriders TSN Mosaic Stadium
9 Fri, Aug 18 7:30 p.m. PDT vs. Calgary Stampeders TSN BC Place
10 Sat, Aug 26 12:30 p.m. PDT at Ottawa Redblacks TSN TD Place Stadium
11 Bye
12 Fri, Sept 8 7:00 p.m. PDT vs. Montreal Alouettes TSN/RDS BC Place
13 Sat, Sept 16 4:00 p.m. PDT at Calgary Stampeders TSN McMahon Stadium
14 Fri, Sept 22 8:00 p.m. PDT vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats TSN BC Place
15 Bye
16 Sat, Oct 7 4:00 p.m. PDT vs Ottawa Redblacks TSN BC Place
17 Sat, Oct 14 1:00 p.m. PDT at Winnipeg Blue Bombers TSN Investors Group Field
18 Sat, Oct 21 7:00 p.m. PDT vs. Edmonton Eskimos TSN BC Place
19 Sat, Oct 28 1:00 p.m. PDT at Winnipeg Blue Bombers TSN Investors Group Field
20 Sat, Nov 4 7:00 p.m. PDT vs. Toronto Argonauts TSN BC Place

[28][29]

 #  Games played with colour uniforms.
 #  Games played with white uniforms.


Team

Roster

BC Lions roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

1-game injured list

6-game injured list

Practice roster

Suspended

Disabled

Territorial exemption


Italics indicate international players
Roster updated 2017-03-16
Depth ChartTransactions
80 Active

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Coaching staff

BC Lions Staff
Front Office and Support Staff
  • Owner – David Braley
  • President and CEO – Dennis Skulsky
  • General Manager and Vice President of Football Operations – Wally Buono
  • Director of Football Operations & Player Personnel – Neil McEvoy
  • Director of US Scouting - Ryan Rigmaiden
  • Player-Business Developmental Advisor - Geroy Simon
  • Football Operations Consultant, Scout - Roy Shivers
  • Area Scout - Mike McCarthy
  • Video Assistant - Andrew Millin
  • Head Trainer - Bill Reichelt
  • Assistant Athletic Therapist - Tristan Sandhu
  • Strength and Conditioning Trainer - Chris Boyko
  • Equipment Manager - Ken "Kato" Kasuya
  • Equipment Assistant - Andrew Dubiellak
  • Equipment Assistant - Stu Mitchell
  • Director of Communications - Jamie Cartmell
 

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning


Coaching Staff
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References

  1. ^ Wally Buono BC Lions bio
  2. ^ B.C. Lions to Train in Kamloops!
  3. ^ a b 2017 Free Agent Tracker
  4. ^ Wilson, Josh (January 9, 2017). "Colts sign CFL outside linebacker Alex Bazzie to reserve/future contract". StampedeBlue.com. 
  5. ^ a b "Lions grant free agent status to Gaitor, Bazzie - Article - TSN". TSN. 2017-01-09. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  6. ^ a b "Lions extend nationals Benson, Kankolongo". cfl.ca. 2016-12-19. Retrieved 2017-01-29. 
  7. ^ "Lions re-sign DL Mic'hael Brooks through 2018". cfl.ca. 2017-02-14. Retrieved 2017-02-14. 
  8. ^ "Official!…Lions sign Burnham to two-year contract". cfl.ca. 2017-02-12. Retrieved 2017-02-12. 
  9. ^ "Lions Re-sign Defensive Back Steven Clarke". cfl.ca. 2017-01-31. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 
  10. ^ "All-star linebacker Solomon Elimimian re-ups with Lions". cfl.ca. 2016-12-21. Retrieved 2017-01-29. 
  11. ^ Katzenstein, Josh (January 6, 2017). "Saints sign CB Anthony Gaitor, third CFL player to join this week". NOLA.com. 
  12. ^ "Leos re-sign Marco Iannuzzi through 2018". cfl.ca. 2017-02-14. Retrieved 2017-02-14. 
  13. ^ "Johnson extends his stay with Lions". cfl.ca. 2016-12-16. Retrieved 2017-01-29. 
  14. ^ "TJ Lee Re-ups with Lions". cfl.ca. 2017-02-10. Retrieved 2017-02-10. 
  15. ^ Urban, Darren (January 5, 2017). "Punter Richie Leone, Receiver Aaron Dobson Added". AZCardinals.com. 
  16. ^ "Lions' free agent Leone to sign with NFL's Cards - Article - TSN". TSN. 2017-01-03. Retrieved 2017-01-29. 
  17. ^ "Ravens sign CFL LB Bo Lokombo to reserve/future contract". cbssports.com. 2017-01-31. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 
  18. ^ "Lions Grant Free Agent Status To Bo Lokombo". cfl.ca. 2017-01-30. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 
  19. ^ "Lions, Lumbala agree to two-year contract extension". cfl.ca. 2017-01-05. Retrieved 2017-01-29. 
  20. ^ "Nick Moore agrees to terms on 2017 contract". cfl.ca. 2017-02-10. Retrieved 2017-02-10. 
  21. ^ "Lions extend national DB Keynan Parker". cfl.ca. 2017-01-04. Retrieved 2017-01-29. 
  22. ^ "Lions Re-sign Hunter Steward". cfl.ca. 2017-02-08. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 
  23. ^ "Lions re-sign defensive lineman Bryant Turner Jr.". cfl.ca. 2017-02-06. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 
  24. ^ "Als ink the younger Westerman to 3-year deal". cfl.ca. 2017-02-14. Retrieved 2017-03-22. 
  25. ^ "Ronnie Yell back in the den for 2017". cfl.ca. 2017-02-14. Retrieved 2017-02-14. 
  26. ^ Alouettes officially sign Vernon Adams
  27. ^ 2017 CFL draft order
  28. ^ BC Lions Schedule
  29. ^ Marquee moments highlight 2017 CFL schedule in Canada's 150th year
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