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Lions, WR Arceneaux agree to terms on two-year, $280K deal

TSN.ca Staff

5/20/2013 9:19:48 PM

Former B.C. Lions receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux is back with his old CFL team.

Arceneaux agreed to a two-year, $280,000 deal with the Lions on Monday.

"We are very pleased to have Emmanuel returning to the club," said Lions GM Wally Buono in a team statement released Tuesday. "He brings experience, leadership and speed to our offence and I know fans will be very excited to see him back on the field in a Lions uniform."

With incentives, the contract could be worth as much as $170,000 per season.

The Lions, Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos all showed interest in Arceneaux, who left the Lions in 2010 to pursue a career in the NFL.

"I am honoured to be back with the Lions," said Arceneaux from his home in Louisiana. "My last meaningful game as a pro came in the playoffs back in 2010 and it will be a great feeling to get back on the field with everyone in BC. I've missed playing in Vancouver, I've missed the fans and I'm ready to start having fun again."

Prior to his departure to the NFL, Arceneaux spent two seasons with the Lions collecting 130 receptions for 1,972 yards and 12 touchdowns in 36 games.