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September 10, 2018

Lions officially sign Grey Cup MVP DeVier Posey

Johany Jutras/Argonauts.ca

VANCOUVER — The BC Lions have signed the 2017 Grey Cup MVP DeVier Posey, the team announced on Monday.

Posey tried his hand south of the border in the NFL after becoming a free agent this off-season. He recently worked out with the Buffalo Bills after his release from the Baltimore Ravens but did not get offered a contract.

“DeVier will definitely help our offence heading into a very critical part of our schedule,” said GM Ed Hervey. “He’s demonstrated the ability to make game-changing plays and he will be a significant addition to the talented group of receivers we have now.”

Last season, the six-foot-two, 210-pound receiver played in 12 games with the Argonauts and collected 52 catches for 744 yards and seven touchdowns. He also scored a record-breaking 100-yard touchdown in the 106th Grey Cup presented by Shaw and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.

Originally, a third-round NFL Draft selection of the Houston Texans in 2012, Posey appeared in 26 games over three seasons tallying 272 yards on 22 receptions before being dealt to the New York Jets in 2015. He made one other stop with Denver in 2016 before coming to the CFL in September 2016.