(Vancouver) As per a contractual agreement with international linebacker Adam Bighill, the BC Lions Football Club is granting him his release in order to pursue NFL opportunities.

We have an agreement in place with Adam which allows him to seek out potential NFL opportunities between now and January 27, 2017. If he is not signed by an NFL team during this period, he has agreed to return to the Lions.” – Wally Bouno

I am grateful for the clubs understanding that as a professional football player, father and husband, I want to maximize my career potential. I want to make it very clear to our incredible fans however, that I love being a BC Lion and if nothing comes to fruition in the NFL, I will be ecstatic to return to the club.” – Adam Bighill