The BC Lions have locked up a key member of their offence, re-signing wide receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux to a two-year contract.
Arceneaux was set to become a free agent on February 9th.
The deal is reportedly worth $425,000.
WR Manny Arceneaux gets 2 year deal worth 425,000 dollars. #BCLions About same he would have got on free agent market .
— NEWS 1130 Sports (@NEWS1130Sports) December 17, 2015
Arceneaux, naturally, sounds thrilled to be back.
I was that kid who wasn't suppose to make it: single parent home, low income, & surrounded by drugs, but Look at me now! What Statistics?
— Emmanuel Arceneaux (@arceneaux84) December 17, 2015
The 28-year-old receiver has played four seasons with the Lions, with a two-year tour in the NFL mixed in.
BC had a disappointing season in 2015, finishing with a 7-11 record and getting bounced in the Western Semi-Final. Arceneaux was one of the bright spots on the team, earning a CFL All-Star selection.
“Manny is an important part of our offence and leader in our dressing room,” said GM and head coach Wally Buono. “This is a critical signing for the club heading into next season and I know our fans will be very happy to see him remain with the Lions.”
Arceneaux led the Lions, and finished 4th in the CFL, with 1,151 receiving yards last season. His 2,056 receiving yards over the past two seasons, are surpassed only by Calgary’s Eric Rogers.
“There was only one place I wanted to play and that’s in BC for Wally and Lions fans,” said Arceneaux from his offseason home in Louisiana. “We’re going to be back in a big way in 2016 and I can’t wait to get started.”