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BC Lions: Jarious Jackson is back and McCallum isn’t leaving

Written on February 4, 2013 at 20:18, by HTTN

Wally Buono keeps the off-season moves going

-by Chris Vales

Paul McCallum signs on for 8th season with Lions

Paul McCallum has signed a contract extension with the B.C. Lions and will now enter his 21st season in the CFL.

While McCallum had his lowest field goal percentage since 2008 (84.6 percent), he was still one of the best kickers in the CFL, finishing fourth in FG percentage and average yards but topping the list in points scored.

At 43, McCallum doesn’t appear to be slowing down, and he has consistently been one of the league’s best since joining the Lions in 2006. Don’t forget his impressive ability to punt for the corners.

Jarious Jackson will retire a Lion and join coaching staff

B.C. has announced Jarious Jackson will sign a one-day contract later this week so he can retire a Lion. He will then join the team’s coaching staff as a quarterback coach.

Jackson played last season with the Toronto Argonauts, where he had his highest production since 2009. That’s not saying much as he was the replacement for Ricky Ray, who was injured for only four games.

Jackson is mainly remembered in B.C for making short yardage plays. He was clutch when it came to second and inches or third and one.

The Lions will be hoping for some of the success the Calgary Stampeders have enjoyed with Dave Dickenson performing a similar role.