Starting quarterback Travis Lulay practising with Lions’ No. 1 offence


Former B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

VANCOUVER — Quarterback Travis Lulay practised Monday with the B.C. Lions’ starting offence.

Lulay, 34, left the Lions’ 26-14 home win over Ottawa on Friday in the second quarter after taking a vicious hit from Redblacks defensive lineman J.R. Tavai. Tavai hit Lulay’s chin with the crown of his helmet following a pass attempt.

There was no penalty on the play but a CFL official admitted Monday that Tavai should’ve been called for spearing. The league continues to review the hit for possible supplemental discipline.

Jonathon Jennings came off the bench to complete 10 of 12 passes for 68 yards and a TD for B.C.

Lulay was back under centre Monday taking snaps from Peter Godber, a 2018 third-round draft pick, after starting centre Cody Husband suffered a broken fibula Friday night and is currently on the six-game injured list.

Receiver DeVier Posey also took practice reps with the Lions’ starters after signing with the CFL club earlier Monday.

Posey was last year’s Grey Cup MVP after registering seven catches for 175 yards and a TD in the Toronto Argonauts’ 27-24 win over the Calgary Stampeders. Posey’s touchdown came on a league-record 100-yard reception.

Posey fills a need for B.C., as veteran receiver Manny Arceneaux is out with a knee injury. Posey was recently released by the Baltimore Ravens, signing with the NFL club following the Grey Cup.

Rainey, who didn’t play versus Ottawa, took reps at running back behind Jeremiah Johnson as well as on special teams.

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