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Burris Bounces Back to the NFL from B.C. Lions

After only ten calendar days in British Columbia on the job with the Lions Burris is no longer an offensive consultant with the CFL team.

The B.C. Lions announced on Friday that Henry Burris would be leaving the team for an opportunity to coach in the NFL.

Rick Campbell the B.C. Lions head coach and general manager said that the Lions would not stand in the way of Burris and his NFL career. They wished him the best of luck.

The Canadian Football League club announced on Friday that Burris was leaving for a coaching opportunity in the National Football League.

Lions co-general manager and head coach Rick Campbell said “We will not stand in his way and wish him the best of luck in his next endeavor,”

The offensive coordinator made his return to the CFL to much acclaim on March 15. He came to B.C. from Chicago where he was a part of the Bear’s coaching staff working as an assistant offensive coordinator.

Burris was Rick Campbell’s quarterback during the 2016 season where they went on to win the championship Grey Cup. When he joined the Lions two weeks ago Burris had made note that his relationship with Campbell played a major role in his decision.

Buris had taken coaching offers from the NFL and CFL, on the offensive and defensive side of the ball, but ultimately decided that he would join the Lions.

Burris, who is now 46, played quarterback for Calgary before going on to Saskatchewan, Hamilton, and Ottawa and two seasons in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears.

Burris racked up 63.227 passing yards during his career, good for third all-time. He threw 374 touchdowns, also third all-time. He won three Grey Cups in 1998, 2008, and 2016 and top player twice.

In 2020 he was inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame.

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