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VANCOUVER -- The BC Lions Football Club is pleased to announce that defensive lineman Khreem Smith has signed a contract extension with the team. Smith was set to enter the option year of his previous deal.

“Khreem has quietly developed into a key veteran presence on the field,” said vice president of football operations and GM Wally Buono. “He has great instincts as a pass rusher and gives our defence and added dimension.”

Originally joining the Lions in July 2011, Khreem has now spent two seasons with the club recording 12 sacks and five forced fumbles in 32 regular season games.  

Last year, Khreem was third on the club and fifth in the CFL with seven sacks while adding 20 tackles over 17 games. His three forced fumbles in 2012 led the Lions and tied for third in the league overall. Khreem notched sacks in six different games including a season-high two vs. Hamilton on July 6/12.

“Khreem has been a great addition to our club and has become a key part of a talented defensive front,” said Lions head coach Mike Benevides. “He has a unique ability to make big plays at key times and I am very pleased to have him with us.”

Fan Comments
wild horse
Most games are won up front. Agree?
February 28, 2013 - 9:27pm
rhymes with orange
Actually 'als rule' Khreem is an outside pass rusher (DE), not inside. Quietly goes about his business though, and gets the job done. Good signing.
February 28, 2013 - 7:54pm
wild horse
BC Team mates got on him last year to rein it in a bit. For Als, I'm looking for a BIG YEAR from Cash, and our other DT candidates.
February 28, 2013 - 5:51pm
als rule
wanting something doesn't make it happen!! the als have never been able to replace A DT keron williams who jumped to the lions!!
February 28, 2013 - 7:28pm
wild horse
Larksterites, the D-Line is where the job openings are. Sorry to see Bekasiak retire. He had PUSH. Most of the candidates are imports, but from what we've seen DTs Hopkins, Cash and Berry have big motors. How much All-Star play has John Bowman got left? There are good Canadian prospects at DE - #40, #90,#98. Success of Als D will be decided up front. Where's Ed Philion now?
March 01, 2013 - 12:33pm
als rule
ed philion has jumped the radio booth at CJAD to become the argos DL position coach!!
March 02, 2013 - 12:18am
als rule
strong inside DT!!
February 28, 2013 - 4:00pm