May 29, 2014
Daley is no stranger to the Lions organization after having been added to the Lions' roster as a territorial exemption in July 2013, practicing with the Lions while practicing and playing with the Rams.
The two-time Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) All-Canadian is also in strong demand in his home province, being recruited by the University of Manitoba Bisons. Daley was prepared to join the Bisons in 2013 before the Lions came calling.
Daley told Canada Football Chat in March of this year that he's been "involved with the Bisons for three off-seasons by training with the team" and that his "goal is to be a B.C. Lion and if not then I'm going to be a Bison... it's an outstanding football program... and it's home for me."
In spite of the Lions' familiarity with Daley, he still had to prove his mettle by taking part in the club's 2014 Junior Evaluation camp in April, where he was one of only three BC junior players invited to Lions Rookie Camp from among the 21 camp attendees.
To top off Daley's busy offseason, he was even rumoured to have been traded from the Lions to the expansion Ottawa Redblacks for former Blue Bombers quarterback Kevin Glenn on April Fools Day. Coincidentally, Glenn was later traded to the Lions, but for a 1st round draft choice.
The Lions' 2014 Rookie Camp takes place May 29-31 in Kamloops, B.C., with main camp running from June 1st through June 19th.
Also currently in Rookie Camp with a CFL club is former St. Vital defensive lineman Tariq Lachance. Lachance won a Midget championship in 2008 with the Mustangs, and has spent the past 3 seasons as an ascending player with the Winnipeg Rifles. He is listed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as a fullback, a position he excelled at in 2013.