Former BC Lions star Adam Bighill released by New Orleans Saints

May 15 2018, 2:15 am

Adam Bighill’s NFL dream has hit a bump in the road.

The former BC Lions star linebacker has reportedly been released by the New Orleans Saints, after appearing in just three NFL games last season.

A true underdog story, the mere fact that a 5′ 10″ linebacker was given a real chance with an NFL team was a story in itself last year. Bighill made the most of his shot in preseason, impressing most Saints observers and earning a spot on the practice roster, before making his debut as a special teams player in New Orleans’ season-opener on Monday Night Football.

“I want to thank the Saints organization for the opportunity to play for such an amazing fanbase,” said Bighill in a message posted to Twitter on Monday. “Was a pleasure to wear the Black and Gold! Thanks to all the WHODATS for all the love and encouragement. My journey shall continue elsewhere.”

A four-time CFL All-Star, Bighill won the league’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player award in 2015 while with BC.

Bighill now has a decision to make going forward.

The 29-year-old could try to find a spot with another NFL team, or he could return to BC, where he would provide a huge boost for the Lions. The CFL season begins next month, while the NFL doesn’t kick off its regular season until September.

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