The BC Lions have released wide receiver Derick Armstrong from the team and Darius Passmore is expected to replace him as the Lions' starting receiver.

The Jasper, Texas native joined the Leos this season looking for redemption after a disappointing year in 2009.

The seven-year veteran of the CFL was released by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers following their first regular season game in 2009.

Armstrong was not picked up by any team until this season when the Lions added him to their roster last February.

Armstrong spent two full seasons with Winnipeg before parting ways at the start of his third year with the team.

During his time with the Blue Bombers Armstrong registered back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2007 and 2008.

This season the all-star receiver collected 316 yards on 22 catches averaging 14.4 yards per reception with the Lions.

In his CFL career Armstrong has 4,310 yards on 311 catches, averaging 13.9 yards per reception and scored 20 touchdowns in 68 games.

Armstrong also played three seasons from 2003 to 2006 in the NFL with the Houston Texans before making the switch to CFL.

In 35 games with the Texans, Armstrong accumulated 605 yards on 45 catches for an average of 13.4 yards per reception. He also scored two touchdowns.

The Lions' next home game is this Thursday, against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.