...and the league's penny pinching ways has claimed another victim
Lavelle Hawkins told the coach/GM of the Lions Sunday night he plans to file his retirement papers after a promising start to his three-down career in the latter stages of the 2015 season in order to pursue a career as a firefighter.
After an early-season arm injury, Hawkins became a fixture in the offence, with three, 100-yard receiving games of his final seven in the regular season.
As such, returning offensive coordinator Khari Jones designed portions of his scheme around what the Lions hoped Hawkins could provide this year, which is why Buono did not try to minimize the blow his team has just taken. He’ll be the third change among ball-carrying starters.
Money was indirectly an issue, however, as Hawkins began to question whether the stipend paid to a CFL receiver was worth the physical toll.[url=http://www.tsn.ca/radio/vancouver-1040-i-1410/lions-receiver-lavelle-hawkins-retires-1.502413]http://www.tsn.ca/radio/vancouver-1040- ... s-1.502413[/url]