Dickenson makes call for Murphy

BOB MACKIN -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 7:41 AM ET

B.C. Lions' offensive lineman Rob Murphy is free to talk to other teams, but QB Dave Dickenson wants him back.

If Dickenson gets a contract extension, he has pledged to defer part of his pay so that the Lions can afford to re-ink the left tackle.

However, Murphy and head coach and general manager Wally Buono have reached an impasse.

"We have to fit him in to our cap budget and right now the offer may fit," Buono said.

Ohio State product and NFL veteran Murphy was voted CFL outstanding offensive lineman in his first season up north. B.C.'s offense had 20 fewer sacks in 2006 and led the league with 544 points and 7,726 total yards.

CFL's 2007 salary cap is $4.05 million per team.


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