Singh to stay with Lions

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 7:11 AM ET

Bobby Singh is back in the Lions' lair for another three years.

The offensive lineman from Richmond agreed to a new three-year deal with B.C. on Sunday after negotiating through the winter with Lions' head coach and general manager Wally Buono and eventually becoming a free agent.

"Both sides had enough," Singh said.

Singh said he's looking forward to improvements on the offensive line in 2006 after being criticized on various fronts last season. B.C. quarterbacks, for instance, were the victims of a league-leading 74 sacks.

"We need to be solid up front and everyone needs to block and know the scheme," Singh said.

Singh, a 30-year-old native of Fiji, is entering his third season with B.C. after two with the Calgary Stampeders. He was on the XFL's only championship team with the Los Angeles Xtreme in 2001 and has a Super Bowl ring from his tenure on the St. Louis Rams' practice roster.

Despite free agency, Singh had a good reason to stay put. He was elected in November to Richmond school board.

"The off-season has been definitely different," he said. "My brain's getting a lot of work. I don't think I've read this much since college. It's another way for me to give back to the community."


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