Lions ink Banks to extension

Defensive back Korey Banks signed a contract extension with the Lions on Wednesday. (REUTERS/Andy...

Defensive back Korey Banks signed a contract extension with the Lions on Wednesday. (REUTERS/Andy Clark/Files)

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VANCOUVER - The defending champion British Columbia Lions inked defensive back Korey Banks to a contract extension on Wednesday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Over the past number of years, Korey has been a central figure in our defense and on our team," said vice president of football operations and GM Wally Buono. "Having him under contract is a big part of our foundation moving forward and this is a very important extension."

Banks earned a West Division All-Star mention after recording 43 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception last season.

Now entering his ninth CFL season, the former 2004 pick of the Ottawa Renegades has totaled 346 tackles, 34 interceptions, 21 sacks and 11 forced fumbles with two defensive touchdowns.


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