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BC Lions Shawn Gore cheers from the bench during the second half of their CFL Western Conference Final football game against the Edmonton Eskimos in Vancouver, British Columbia, November 20, 2011. (Reuters)

BC Lions Shawn Gore cheers from the bench during the second half of their CFL Western Conference Final football game against the Edmonton Eskimos in Vancouver, British Columbia, November 20, 2011.

(Reuters)

B.C. Lions re-sign wide receiver Shawn Gore Add to ...

Wide receiver Shawn Gore has re-signed with the B.C. Lions, the club announced Thursday.

The speedy wideout led the Lions with 722 receiving yards in 2012. The Toronto native has spent three seasons with the team after being selected in the second round (10th overall) in the 2010 Canadian draft.

“I am very happy that Shawn has re-signed with our club rather than explore free agency,” vice president of football operations and general manager Wally Buono said in a statement. “He is a young and very exciting receiver who I believe will give all of us many great moments in the future.”

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Gore had a season-high 96 receiving yards in a 28-23 win over the Toronto Argonauts on Sept. 15. He had a 48-yard reception in the game, his longest gain of the year.

Gore has 122 receptions for 1,558 yards and six touchdowns over 48 regular-season games.

With veteran receivers Arland Bruce III and Geroy Simon no longer with the club, the Lions will rely on Gore to be a major part of their offence in 2013.

“I’m very excited to re-sign with the Lions and I feel like the sky is the limit for our club,” Gore said. “Being part of this community has been an amazing experience and I’m thrilled at the prospect of continuing my career as a Lion.”

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