The BC Lions announced that they have acquired international running back Brandon Rutley from the Montreal Alouettes in exchange for future considerations.
Rutley had spent the past four seasons as a member of the Alouettes after originally signing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2012. The San Jose State grad has appeared in 35 career regular season games recording 248 carries for 1,243 rushing yards with four touchdowns.
“This is a critical part of the offseason as we work towards creating a high level of competition and depth at every position on the field,” said GM Ed Hervey. “Acquiring Brandon today is a prime example of that focus and we look forward to seeing what he can bring to our team.”
In addition to his 5.1-yard career rushing average, Rutley has also hauled in 75 receptions for 722 yards and five majors along with another 460 yards on 21 kickoff returns.