Lions sign all-star defensive back Marcus Sayles to three-year deal

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VANCOUVER — The B.C. Lions have signed free agent defensive back Marcus Sayles to a three-year contract.

In 34 games over two seasons (2018-19) with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the native of Alpharetta, Ga., recorded 136 tackles, six interceptions, five forced fumbles, two sacks plus a pair of defensive touchdowns.

Sayles, who was named a West Division all-star in 2019, had a team-leading six defensive tackles in the Bombers’ victory over Hamilton in the 107th Grey Cup.

The five-foot-nine, 176-pound Sayles spent most of 2020 on the Minnesota Vikings practice squad after signing with the team last January.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 10, 2021.

The Canadian Press