Lions ink Jarious Jackson to extension: CFL roundup
The B.C. Lions announced Friday that they signed quarterback Jarious Jackson to a contract extension.
Terms of the deal were not released.
"Jarious has been effective in his role with the Lions and we expect him to be a contributor in the 2009 season," Lions GM and head coach Wally Buono said. "I believe this extension further strengthens the quarterback position."
Jackson completed 158-of-288 passes for 2,164 yards and 17 touchdowns during the 2008 CFL season, his fourth with the Lions. He also rushed for 362 yards on 63 carries with two TDs.
"I have truly enjoyed my time here as a Lion and I have made B.C. my home, so I’m pleased to get this contract done and I’m looking forward to helping the team win another championship," Jackson said.
Bombers bring back Reid, Khan
Also on Friday, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers announced that running back Fred Reid and lineman Ibrahim (Obby) Khan have both been re-signed.
Reid, who will turn 27 in March, made Charles Roberts dispensable last season after serving as backup to the veteran in 2007.
Reid gained 709 yards on just 101 carries, with three rushing touchdowns.
"Fred Reid proved to be a dynamic playmaker last season," said new coach Mike Kelly. "We look forward to getting the ball in his hands in a variety of ways allowing him to use his physical gifts."
The five-foot-eight running back played collegiately at Mississippi State and came to Winnipeg after trying to latch on with Tampa Bay in the NFL.
Reid also returned 24 kicks and eight punts for the Bombers last season, helping to give him 1,395 all-purpose yards.
Ottawa native Khan will be back for a fourth season in Winnipeg and sixth overall. He came to the Blue Bombers after the Ottawa Renegades folded.
Khan started five game on the offensive line last season.
Financial details of the two deals were not released.
Ticats welcome back Barrenechea
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats didn't waste time bringing linebacker Agustin Barrenechea back in the fold, announcing a deal on Friday.
Barrenechea had been released the previous day by the Edmonton Eskimos. He came over to Edmonton from Hamilton in a late 2007 season.
"Agustin is an accomplished player who brings experience, versatility and a hard-nosed style of play to the Tiger-Cats," said general manager Bob O’Billovich in a statement. "His character and leadership will be a welcome addition to our locker room."
Barrenechea made 202 total tackles during his first stint in Hamilton, which began in 2004. He has also intercepted five passes in his CFL career.