Reilly changes CFL landscape, creates big excitement in B.C.
Duron Carter is a B.C. Lion.
The colourful receiver signed a one-year deal with B.C. on Wednesday, the second day of CFL free agency.
“Players of Duron’s remarkable ability are what make our league special and he’s going to be a very big piece of our offence in 2019,” GM Ed Hervey said in a statement. "We had a lot of interest in him last year when he became available during the season and it’s great to finally get this deal done.”
The six-foot-five, 205-pound Carter split last season between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Toronto Argonauts, registering a combined 18 catches for 230 yards and two TDs. Carter, a two-time CFL all-star, began his career in Canada with Montreal in 2013 and over five seasons has has 276 catches for 4,150 yards and 27 TDs in 73 games.
"I am looking forward to making a fresh start on the West Coast," said Carter. "Ed and I had a number of conversations last year before I signed in Toronto which really helped me in my decision to ultimately join him in B.C.
"The opportunity to play with Mike Reilly is obviously a big factor too. Players want to have fun playing this game and it’s going to be a lot of fun in B.C. this year."