January 22, 2013

Reid, Phillips staying in Lions Den


CFL.ca Staff

VANCOUVER — The BC Lions announced Tuesday afternoon that centre Angus Reid and defensive back Ryan Phillips have signed contract extensions with the team.
“Having Angus back in 2013 is very good news for our club,” said vice president of football operations and GM Wally Buono. “His experience and durability are just two of the many qualities that make him a leader on and off the field and a vital veteran presence on our offensive line.”
Reid will enter his 13th CFL season in 2013 after reaching the 200-game mark (197 with BC) last year. A Richmond, BC native and SFU grad, Reid earned his third West Division All-Star berth as part of an offensive line that surrendered a league-low 30 sacks in 2012.
“After careful consideration following last season, I believe there is still some very good football left in me,” said Reid. “I am as excited as ever at the prospect of competing for a championship and I believe we have everything in place to do that next season.”
Phillips, meanwhile, extends with the Lions after re-signing with the team last February following a brief exploration of free agency.
Entering his ninth season in 2013, Phillips comes off a 2012 campaign that saw him earn both West Division and CFL All-Star honours after leading the club with four interceptions. His 144 consecutive games-played streak is the longest active run in the CFL heading into next season.