Another year, another B.C. Lions player signing with the NFL’s Miami Dolphins.
The NFL club has signed Lions fullback Rolly Lumbala. The six-foot-two, 238-pound Lumbala was selected ninth overall by B.C. in the 2008 Canadian college draft and spent the last two seasons with the CFL team.
Lumbala first signed with Miami two years ago following his college career at the University of Idaho and joined the Lions after being released by the NFL club.
Last year, the Lions lost standout defensive end Cameron Wake to the Dolphins and also saw running back Stefan Logan sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Meanwhile, the Indianapolis Colts signed Winnipeg Blue Bombers receiver Dudley Guice.
Guice played three games in 2009 with the Bombers, hauling in six receptions for 76 yards.
In another move, the Toronto Argonauts signed linebacker Jason Pottinger to a contract extension that will keep him with the CFL club through the 2011 season.
Toronto acquired Pottinger in a trade with the B.C. Lions last March and this season the native of Whitby, Ont., posted 12 special-teams tackles. He also had six tackles, a sack and forced a fumble.
“I am extremely excited to remain an Argo,”Pottinger said in a statement. “I am looking forward to the 2010 season; both the athletes and the front office staff are determined to bring the Toronto Argos back to fine form, something that our dedicated fans more than deserve.”
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats also signed defensive tackle Darrell Adams and import linebacker Otis Floyd to contract extensions.
“Darrell and Otis are key players in the middle of our defence and provide valuable experience at their positions,” GM Bob O’Billovich said in a statement. “Otis made an immediate impact last season and brought leadership both on and off the field, while Darrell has the potential to become one of the better defensive tackles in the league because of his size, quickness and ability to rush the passer.”
The six-foot-five, 282-pound Adams had 17 tackles and two sacks in nine games last season. in 27 career contests with Hamilton, Adams has 60 tackles and 11 sacks.
The six-foot-two, 238-pound Floyd had 67 tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception in his first season with Hamilton.