Lions release Casey Printers

B.C. Lions quarterback Casey Printers walks off the field after defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats...

B.C. Lions quarterback Casey Printers walks off the field after defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during the overtime of their CFL Eastern Semi-Final football game in Hamilton, November 15, 2009. (REUTERS/Mike Cassese)

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VANCOUVER -- The British Columbia Lions released quarterback Casey Printers on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old started the first three games of the season before suffering a knee injury. He returned as a starter for Week 8 loss to Calgary, but had been relegated to backup status for the last two games against Winnipeg.

"At this time, we believe it's in the best interest of our club to part ways and move forward," said Lions head coach and general manager Wally Buono. "We wish Casey the very best."

Printers finished his 2010 tenure at B.C. with 1,731 passing yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Following a 47-35 loss to the Blue Bombers on Monday, the Lions are 5-9 and sit in third place in the West Division, one game ahead of last-place Edmonton.


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