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Lions release former all-star receiver Duron Carter

VANCOUVER — The BC Lions announced on Friday that the club has released receiver Duron Carter after just one season in Vancouver.

Carter just wrapped up his sixth season in the CFL after signing with the Lions last February as a free agent.

At one point, Carter was considered to be the most dangerous deep-threat receiver in the league but short stints in Toronto and BC have shown a decline in production since his days in Saskatchewan and Montreal.

The 28-year-old is a two-time CFL All-Star (’14, ’17) and originally began his career with the Alouettes back in 2013. Over 91 career games, he’s hauled in 343 catches for 4,764 yards and 30 touchdowns.

 

In his lone season with the Lions, Carter amassed 614 yards and three touchdowns while making 67 catches.

Carter’s dismissal is likely the first of many changes to a BC roster that failed to make the playoffs in 2019, ultimately costing head coach DeVone Claybrooks his job.