Lions extend promising Canadian lineman Menard through 2017 season

 

 
 
 
 
BC Lions' David Menard, left, and Josh Johnson watch the dying seconds of second half CFL western semifinal football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.
 

BC Lions' David Menard, left, and Josh Johnson watch the dying seconds of second half CFL western semifinal football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.

Photograph by: Jeff McIntosh, Canadian Press

The B.C. Lions have signed Canadian defensive lineman David Menard to an extension through the 2017 season.

Menard, the Lions' fourth-round selection in the 2014 CFL draft, has appeared in all 36 regular-season games over the past two years.

The former University of Montreal standout has 25 defensive tackles and eight sacks as back-up along the defensive line.

Menard was set to enter the option year of his previous contract.

"David has been a very productive player for us and we expect him to continue to develop into an effective defensive lineman," said general manager and head coach Wally Buono in a statement. "Talented Canadian depth is critical to our success and having a player like David here for the next two years is a big signing for us."

The Menard signing caps off a busy past two weeks for the Lions, who also signed Canadians Kirby Fabien and Eric Fraser to new contracts as well as international receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux.

 
 
 
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BC Lions' David Menard, left, and Josh Johnson watch the dying seconds of second half CFL western semifinal football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.
 

BC Lions' David Menard, left, and Josh Johnson watch the dying seconds of second half CFL western semifinal football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.

Photograph by: Jeff McIntosh, Canadian Press

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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