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Done deal, it's official.

http://www.bclions.com/article/lions-welcome-back-khalif-mitchell

Just hope he can keep his nose to the grindstone and not get involved in the off the cuff controversial stuff that's a distraction and inapprorpriate. He's a beast, so would rather have him on our side than lining up against us.

Not sure how I feel about this move to bring him back. Hopefully Wally and Mike have him on a short leash and have told him that any of his prior antics will not be tolerated. He is a great player though. So I agree Deb, would rather see him on our side.

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I don't like this, but Buono seems to know well how to deal with attitude problems, and bringing in questionable peole at times. I thought when they cut ties last season they had a reason if he was too much to handle for even the Lions, but i suppose they also have their reasons for bringing him back. Hoping for the best.

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Interesting Khalif is back. I was wondering how Harris felt about it as he tweeted "good riddance" when he Khalif was released, but says he's fine with it. Wally is all about giving second chances. No question the guy is very talented and great addition, as long keeps his nose clean. http://www.theprovince.com/life/Lions+Harris+changed+tune+Mitchell/9789040/story.html

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The CFL draft is a whole bunch of linemens getting drafted.

Lions also acquired Kevin Glenn for the 5th overall pick.

Edit: Sir got it before me.

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"@SportsCentre: BC Lions have acquired QB Kevin Glenn from the Ottawa REDBLACKS in exchange for the 5th overall selection in the #CFLDraft #TSN"

Good trade. Nice to have QB depth with Lulay still being a question mark after his surgery.

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Like that we have Glenn in place. 1A & 1B.

Cup is ours this year.

The BC Lions Football Club enjoyed a busy and productive evening at the 2014 CFL Draft table picking up seven future Leos and also acquiring quarterback Kevin Glenn form the Ottawa REDBLACKS.

“The most important position on the field is quarterback,” said head coach Mike Benevides. “Having a player of Kevin’s experience joining our team is probably the best news of the day.”

After the dust settled on an active first round the Leos picked up offensive lineman T-Dre Player from Northwestern State with their first selection of the second round (12th overall) and then followed that up by selecting Laval fullback Pascal Lochard with an additional second-round pick (14th overall).

“T-Dre has a unique blend of both size and athletic ability,” noted Benevides of the 6’ 6” guard. “He graded-out very high with his coaches each week, he was a tireless worker in the weight room as well as the classroom so you know he’s going to come in ready to compete.”

“Pascal is similar to Rolly Lumbala; great blocking skills and special teams warrior.”

In the third round, the Lions acquired local linebacker Casey Chin out of Simon Fraser with the 27th overall selection.

“I’m not sure who is more thrilled with this pick, us or Casey,” admits the third year head coach. “He is absolutely over the moon to be a part of our organization and we are very grateful to give him an opportunity to try and make this team. He’s a playmaker, he has a nose for the ball and he’ll be fun to watch in camp.”

The club stayed with the defence with their fourth-round selection snagging lineman David Menard out of the University of Montreal with the 32nd overall selection.

“David is a very athletic football player who comes from a very good program in Montreal. He’s the kind of guy we were looking for as a back-up to Jabar Westerman and Jermain Reid. He’s physical and he has an engine so I look forward to seeing how he develops.”

In the fifth-round (41st overall), the Lions drafted receiver Alexander Fox out of Bishop’s University before taking defensive lineman Dylan Roper out of Simon Fraser with the 50th overall selection and rounding out the 2014 CFL Draft by taking Laval running back Guillaume Bourassa with the 59th overall selection..

“Alexander, Dylan and Guillaume are all high-energy guys who will definitely surprise some people next month in camp,” said Benevides.

First-year Lions will be hit the field in Kamloops, BC beginning Thursday, May 29 before the full squad begins training camp on Sunday, June 1.

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