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Back for more: Harris signs extension with Lions

There haven’t been many upward spikes on the happy meter of the Lions this winter but that changed when the club announced today a contract extension for non-import tailback Andrew Harris. 246 more words

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Leos coach supports new CFL rule coming to pass

The challenge flag was never far from Mike Benevides during Lions games involving referee Glen Johnson (centre) last year. This week, Benevides and Johnson, now the CFL’s director of officiating, will meet with others to discuss how a challenge can be launched, and for the first time could include pass interference calls. 451 more words

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Pierce retires; Injury may have tipped Leos

Mike Benevides seemed to know something was up months ago with Buck Pierce. Call it coach’s intuition, or just knowing your personnel.

It was just after Christmas when the coach of the Lions was discussing his quarterbacks casually one day when he said his lineup of pivots at that moment consisted of Travis Lulay and Chris Hart, the rookie practice roster prospect with the bazooka arm. 373 more words

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Change evident as Lions announce coaches

Lions coaches were a picture of perfect fashion as they were introduced Wednesday — offence in white, defence and special teams in orange. The newcomer, announced Wednesday, is LB coach Johnny Holland (far right) (PNG) 368 more words

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