April 4, 2013

Lions sign Kabongo to a contract extension


CFL.ca Staff

VANCOUVER — The BC Lions locked up a big piece of their offensive line, signing OL Patrick Kabongo to a contract extension on Thursday afternoon.

Kabongo was originally signed by the Lions just days into training camp last year and went on to appear in 15 regular season games including five as a starter in the final weeks of the 2012 campaign.

“Patrick joined us last year at a very crucial time when injuries could have really derailed us,” said Lions head coach Mike Benevides. “He was a big part of our success on offence and his experience is something we value a great deal.”

The veteran offensive guard who makes his offseason home in Edmonton where he played eight years, enters his 10th CFL season in 2013 and has played in 136 games along with six playoff tilts.