The B.C. Lions reportedly sweetened the pot just as CFL free agency began on Friday just enough to keep linebacker Solomon Elimimian from going to another team.
The new deal is for one year, plus an option.
Meantime, the Lions have signed receiver Paris Jackson and defensive back Korey Banks to contract extensions.
Paris and Korey provide unique veteran leadership qualities that are a big part of our success on the field,'' vice-president of football operations and GM Wally Buono said in a statement. ``These are important contract extensions that keep the core of our team intact and provide opportunities for individuals to help us win a championship.''
Jackson has spent 10 seasons with B.C. He had 10 catches for 127 yards last year but over his career has registered 410 receptions for 5,660 yards with 31 TDs.
Banks is a five-time league all-star who had 50 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery last season. He has missed just one game in seven seasons with the Lions and has appeared in 102 straight contests.