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BC Lions Sign Ex-Detroit Lion DL Demetrius Taylor, Release Former First-Round Pick Daniel Joseph

The BC Lions announced on Tuesday the signing of American defensive lineman Demetrius Taylor. BC also announced the release of Canadian defensive lineman Daniel Joseph as well as American DL Dominic Quewon.

DL Demetrius Taylor – Appalachian State (6’1, 295 lbs, 25 y/o)

Daniel Joseph played for Appalachian State from 2017 to 2021 whee he appeared in 65 games. Over his career, he recorded 67 solo tackles, 70 assisted tackles, 46 tackles for a loss, 26.5 sacks, 10 passes defended, 5 forced fumbles, and an interception. He was named First Team All-Sun Belt in each of his final 3 seasons. 

Taylor signed with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent in 2022. He originally made Detroit’s 53-man roster following camp and dressed in 1 regular season game although he was later placed on the practice squad in late October. In June of 2023, Taylor was suspended in June of 2023 for violating the NFL’s gambling policy indefinitely through at least the 2023 season for betting on NFL games in 2022 along with 3 other players. In April of 2024, Taylor was reinstated by the NFL.

Taylor will look to make a big impact after missing an NFL season to try to draw the attention of NFL scouts and potentially make it back into the NFL universe. It is interesting that he signed with the BC Lions after having been a Detroit Lion in the past. Canadian defensive end Mathieu Betts did the opposite this offseason signing with the Detroit Lions after setting a record for most sacks by a Canadian in a CFL season last season.

Released: DL Daniel Joseph – North Carolina State (6’3, 265 lbs, 27 y/o)

Daniel Joseph was a 4th overall pick by BC in the 2021 CFL Draft. Joseph played for North Carolina State in 2020 and 2021 where he played in 23 games with 20 starts and recorded 33 solo tackles, 50 assisted tackles, and 11.5 sacks.

Prior to playing for North Carolina State Joseph played for Penn State where he played in 32 games over 3 seasons and recorded 12 solo tackles, 18 assisted tackles, and 4 sacks.

Joseph signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2022 although he was released following training camp. He played in 3 preseason games with the Bills and recorded 5 total tackles and a sack.

Last season Joseph played in 7 games with the Seattle Sea Dragons in the XFL where he recorded 8 total tackles and 2 sacks.

The fact that he is a former 1st round pick in the CFL draft and already has pro experience and NFL interest in his past leads me to think that there is a good chance for other CFL teams to reach out to him.

Released: DL Dominic Quewon – Southern Mississippi (6’3, 254 lbs, 23 y/o)

Dominic Quewon played in 21 games for Southern Mississippi from 2020 to 2022. Over that span, he made 28 solo tackles, 15 assisted tackles, and 16 sacks. Prior to playing for Southern Mississippi, he played at Iowa Wesner CC.

At his pro day, he recorded a 4.71-second 40-yard dash, a 4.62-second shuttle, and a 7.57-second 3-cone drill. He also performed 19 reps on the bench, a 31.5-inch vertical, and a 10-foot broad jump. Quewon attended a rookie mini-camp with the Chicago Bears in 2023.

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Jonathan Clink joined CFL News Hub in early April of 2023. His primary responsibilities are covering the BC Lions and Montreal Alouettes. He self awarded himself the CFL Rookie Journalist of the Year in 2023 following the 2023 CFL season. He also proclaims himself to be a "really cool guy". He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and lived a large portion of his childhood in Northwest Ontario. He currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan and misses being being able to have 4 months of skating every winter. Clink has written over 240 articles for CFL News Hub. He was the publication's boots on the ground at the 2023 Grey Cup in Hamilton. Clink has always had an obsession for sport and has a background in other sports as well having played hockey all his life and soccer, basketball, and lacrosse in high school. As a young child he used to log his hockey statistics after every game which is either an indication that he was destined for the role or perhaps and indication that he is rather strange.
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