February 13, 2024

Lions sign DL Pete Robertson to one-year contract

Matt Smith/CFL.ca

VANCOUVER — The BC Lions just added another playmaker to their defence.

The Lions announced on Tuesday the signing of free agent American defensive lineman Pete Robertson to a one-year contract.

Robertson, 31, suited up with the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 2021-23, registering 86 defensive tackles, 21 sacks and six forced fumbles in 42 games. His nine sacks in the 2022 season tied him for fourth overall among CFL defenders.

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The native of Longview, TX had NFL practice roster stints in Arizona and Washington from 2017-2019 and attended 2016 training camp with the Seattle Seahawks after signing as a non-drafted free agent that year.

Robertson attended Texas Tech University from 2011-15, appearing in 40 games while racking up 227 tackles, 22 sacks, 39.5 tackles for a loss, a pair of interceptions, one touchdown, eight pass knockdowns, seven forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.

As a junior, Robertson became the first Red Raider in the Big 12 era to record a sack in six straight games while earning All-Big 12 second team and AP All-Big 12 first team honours.

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