July 20, 2010

Lions shuffle the deck; place Jones on 9-game

BCLions.com Staff

VANCOUVER — The BC Lions Football Club officially announced today that import linebacker Adam Leonard and non-import safety Doug Goldsby have been added to the club’s practice roster.

Leonard comes to the Lions after a four-year career at the University of Hawaii (’05-’08) where he led the team in tackles as a sophomore and junior. He finished among all-time school leaders with 316 tackles (behind the all-time leader and current Lion Solomon Elimimian), to go with 5.5 sacks and five career interceptions. Leonard also recorded three defensive TDs for Hawaii during his time there. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks in 2009.

Goldsby, who was born in White Rock, BC was invited to training camp by the Montreal Alouettes in 2009 and went on to appear in four games for the eventual Grey Cup champions. He registered three special teams tackles in his first start last year, but spent the last several weeks on the Al’s practice roster and did not dress in the postseason. He was released following training camp this year.

The Lions also announced that offensive guard Andrew Jones has been placed on the nine-game injured list and defensive lineman Sean Ortiz has been promoted from the practice roster to the 46-man roster.