Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Lions Bolster Receiving Corps by Signing Veteran Chris Williams

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Lions Bolster Receiving Corps by Signing Veteran Chris Williams

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B.C. Lions sign veteran receiver Williams

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VANCOUVER - The B.C. Lions added another big-play threat Friday, agreeing to terms with veteran receiver Chris Williams through the 2018 season.

The five-foot-eight, 175-pound Williams had 77 catches for 1,246 yards and 10 TDs over 14 games in 2016 with the Ottawa Redblacks. But he missed the club's march to a Grey Cup title with a season-ending knee injury.

In two games last year versus B.C., Williams had 10 catches for 271 yards and a touchdown.

"When you think of players who possess pure speed and the ability to get up the field, Chris Williams tops that list," Lions head coach/GM Wally Buono said in a statement. "An effective and complete offence includes a combination of proven possession receivers and legitimate vertical threats. …

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