Buffalo Bills work out award-winning CFL Canadian Star

The Buffalo Bills held a workout session for Mathieu Betts, a Canadian defensive end, on Friday.

In the recent CFL season, the 28-year-old was a standout player for the B.C. Lions, leading the league with an impressive 18 sacks and earning recognition as the Most Outstanding Defensive Player. Additionally, after five years in the professional league, he received his first CFL all-star accolade.


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Originally selected as a first-round pick by the Edmonton Football Team in 2019 from Université Laval, Betts initially joined the team after participating in training camp with the Chicago Bears. During his debut CFL season, he contributed with one tackle, two sacks, and a forced fumble.

Following a disappointing stint with the Elks in 2021, Betts decided to leave and signed a two-year contract with B.C. as a free agent. His move proved fruitful, making a significant impact by amassing 25 sacks in 36 regular-season games with the Lions, swiftly establishing himself as a prominent figure on the West Coast.

Hailing from Montreal, Betts gained recognition during his time in U Sports, winning two Vanier Cups with the Rouge et Or. He was highly regarded, claiming the J. P. Metras Trophy three times as the country’s top defensive lineman, a feat unmatched by any other player in history.

Currently, Betts is slated to enter free agency in February 2024. His workout with the Buffalo Bills marks his third NFL tryout this offseason, having previously undertaken sessions with the Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns.

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