Lions extend Woody Baron through 2024

VANCOUVER — The BC Lions have signed American defensive lineman Woody Baron to a one-year extension through 2024, the team announced on Friday. Baron was eligible to become a free agent after the 2023 campaign.

Baron recovered from an early-season ankle injury and would go on to suit up in the final six regular season games last year while recording seven defensive tackles and one sack.

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Baron joined the Lions as a free agent last February following three seasons (2018-21) with the Montreal Alouettes where he registered 71 defensive tackles, 11 sacks and a forced fumble in 50 regular season games.

Prior to moving north, the Chicago native attended 2017 training camp with the Dallas Cowboys. In four seasons at Virginia Tech (2013-16), Baron recorded 98 combined tackles, nine sacks and a pair of forced fumbles while also helping the Hokies capture three consecutive Bowl wins for the first time in school history.

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