Lions add veteran QB Steven Jyles to roster

The B.C Lions have signed quarterback Steven Jyles, who last played in the CFL in 2012, with Edmonton.

Expected to compete for backup role behind Travis Lulay

Steven Jyles, seen with Edmonton in 2012, has also suited up for Saskatchewan, Winnipeg and Toronto in his career. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

The B.C Lions have signed quarterback Steven Jyles.

The seven-year CFL veteran joins the Lions after sitting out the 2013 campaign. He last suited up for the Edmonton Eskimos in 2012, starting nine games with a 5-4 record.

"Steven has a lot of experience in our league as both a starter and a back-up and we expect him to provide a significant level of competition for the quarterbacks we have under contract," B.C. general manager and vice-president of football operations Wally Buono said in a statement.

Jyles has dressed for 114 regular season games, 28 as a starter, with Edmonton, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg and Toronto. He has thrown for a career 7,075 yards on 541 completions with 37 touchdowns. He's also added 1,296 rushing yards on 197 carries with 13 touchdowns.

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