Jarious Jackson staying put

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:43 PM ET

VANCOUVER — The most-discussed backup quarterback in the Canadian Football League isn’t going anywhere after all.

The B.C. Lions will announce in the coming days that Jarious Jackson has re-signed with the club.

The 33-year-old Jackson had drawn interest, notably from the Toronto Argonauts and Winnipeg Blue Bombers, but he is going to stay with the only CFL team he has known.

The Argos had made tentative plans to put Jackson through a workout following the league’s annual evaluation camp for draft-eligible players, which runs March 4-6 in Toronto. But their interest in Jackson, at best, was negligible.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats, meanwhile, got one of their quarterbacks under wraps, as reports indicated they have signed Quinton Porter, who backs up Kevin Glenn, to a contract extension.

Argos general manager/head coach Jim Barker will meet next week with defensive tackle Adriano Belli and discuss a new contract. Belli is a free agent, but his preference is to stay with the Argos.

— Koshan


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