Steven Jyles may not be the answer as Travis Lulay's backup after all. According to the Vancouver Province, Jyles decided not to show up for mini-camp with the B.C. Lions on Monday due to financial reasons, leading to speculation he may not join the Lions.
Jyles, who agreed to terms with the Lions earlier this month, is currently working in sales in Dallas and told Lions general manager Wally Buono he was passing on the voluntary camp to make money back home.
Lions head coach Mike Benevides suggested Jyles was still weighing his options but the veteran quarterback's agent disagreed.
"It wasn't the right fit for him," Fleiszer told the Province. "If he'd like to play down the road, we can look at that, but for now he made a very commendable decision."
Chris Hart, Jarrett Lee and John Beck are the other quarterbacks in competition for the backup role.
Lulay underwent shoulder surgery in November and tossed some short passes at mini-camp.