TSN football insider Dave Naylor sent out a report Friday night saying the BC Lions have informed linebacker Solomon Elimimian he will be released.
The team has apparently been trying to trade him, but there has been no interest.
The 32 year old, who only played four games last season, has spent his entire CFL career with the Lions, playing nine seasons and winning two Most Outstanding Defensive Player Awards (2014, 2016), and the 2014 Most Outstanding Player Award.
3 Down Nation's Justin Dunk is reporting Jeff Knox Junior has reached out to the Riders to see if there is interest.
Knox says after several attempts at the NFL, he is now concentrating his efforts on continuing his pro career in Canada.
Knox Jr. spent the first three seasons of his CFL career in Saskatchewan. He played 43 games recording 200 tackles, 36 more on special teams, two sacks and one interception. During his rookie season in Regina, Knox Jr. earned the Riders’ Most Outstanding Player, Most Outstanding Defensive Player and Most Outstanding Rookie awards because of a franchise single-season record 114 tackles.
He played seven games for the Argos last year after signing a one-year deal following his release from the Tennessee Titans prior to the start of the NFL season.