B.C. Lions sign Matt Bucknor, DeQuin Evans to CFL deals
Matt Bucknor, a five-year CFL veteran, has also played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Calgary Stampeders.
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VANCOUVER — The B.C. Lions signed Canadian defensive back Matt Bucknor and American defensive lineman DeQuin Evans on Thursday.
Bucknor, a five-year veteran, has also played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Calgary Stampeders.
"Matt is an experienced and skilled defensive back who will gives us very good Canadian depth in the secondary," said Lions head coach/GM Wally Buono.
Bucknor has played in 67 career regular-season games. The Hamilton native has recorded 150 tackles and three interceptions.
The six-foot-three, 255-pound Evans appeared in five games last season with Montreal, registering four tackles and a sack. He also spent two years with Calgary.
"DeQuin is an athletic defensive end who gives us a great starting point at that position heading into 2017," Buono said. "He's very quick off the ball and I think of him as a 'young veteran' given his experience to this point in his career."