On the move? Buono said to be shopping Simon | CFL.ca | Official Site of the Canadian Football League

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VANCOUVER -- Geroy Simon's time as a BC Lion may soon be over.

Tuesday, Lions GM Wally Buono confirmed to a Vancouver radio station that he has allowed Simon to seek a trade because the two sides have been unable to agree on a restructured contract.

The 37-year-old slotback has spent 12 of his 14 CFL seasons with B.C. and last year surpassed Milt Stegall as the league leader in all-time receiving yards.

But hamstring injuries forced Simon to miss five games, limiting him to 54 catches for 700 yards and two TDs in 2012.

It marked the first time in 10 seasons that Simon had not cracked the 1,000-yard receiving plateau.

The Lions have been busy this off-season, signing quarterback Travis Lulay to a contract extension while also releasing veteran cornerback Byron Parker and slotback Arland Bruce III.

Both Parker and Bruce subsequently signed with the Montreal Alouettes.

More to come...


Fan Comments
Good decision by Wally. Not sure what the dollar figure was or how far apart they were in negotiations, but at 37 years old it best for BC.
January 24, 2013 - 3:53pm
At this point in his career, he's only a possession Receiver. He could squeeze a year or two more to pad his stats but all horses eventually run their last race and bow out. Geroy, bow out.
January 24, 2013 - 2:06am
I figured with Bruce released that they were likely to keep Simon. I can't see teams lining up to pick up an older WR with a big contract. Either renegotiate or retire.
January 23, 2013 - 4:52pm
als rule
ottawa next season BUT this season?
January 23, 2013 - 4:19pm
als rule
quite a surprise BUT who would grab a 37 year old WR? and at what price?
January 23, 2013 - 2:51pm