Lions extend contract of OL Joel Figueroa

VANCOUVER — The BC Lions have signed veteran offensive lineman Joel Figueroa to a contract extension. He was eligible to become a free agent next week.

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I'm surprised. Considering all the big plays called back because of #61 holding (not as bad as the woeful #51 holding calls), I thought the Lions would be in the market for tougher, more talented lineman than this too-oft-penalized player.

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According to game stats, Figueroa was penalized only 3 times in 2021. One was declined. The others nullified passing plays of 7 and 11 yards. Godber was penalized 7 times.