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Tiger-Cats appear ready to move on after Johnny Manziel deadline passes

Barring a change of heart by Johnny Manziel and his agent, it appears the quarterback’s chances of playing for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are dwindling, and fast. The January 31 deadline imposed by Manziel’s agent at the start of the year came and went without any real progress, and now the Tiger-Cats are looking ahead to free agency.“While the discussions with Johnny Manziel and his...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

National receiver Julian Feoli-Gudino signs in Ottawa

OTTAWA — The Ottawa REDBLACKS have signed national free agent receiver Julian Feoli-Gudino to a one-year contract, the club announced Wednesday. Feoli-Gudino, 30, set a career high with Winnipeg last year with 462 yards on 45 catches to go along with three touchdowns. The Laval product and two-time Vanier Cup champion spent the past four years with the Blue Bombers after starting...
Via CFL.ca
7 days ago

Redblacks dip into free agency to sign veteran receiver Feoli-Gudino

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Redblacks signed Canadian receiver Julian Feoli-Gudino to a one-year contract Wednesday, the second day of CFL free agency. Feoli-Gudino, 30, had 45 catches for 462 yards and three TDs last season with Winnipeg. The former Laval star spent the last four years with the Blue Bombers after starting his CFL career with Toronto. Ottawa also re-signed Canadian...
Via Sportsnet.ca
7 days ago

Argos bring back K/P Swayze Waters

TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts announced on Wednesday that the team has signed international kicker/punter Swayze Waters to a one-year contract through the 2018 season. “Swayze is a talented kicker with a proven track record in the CFL,” said Argos GM Jim Popp. “We’re happy to be able to bring him back to Toronto where he has a strong history.” Waters, 30, returns to the Argos after...
Via CFL.ca
7 days ago

Riders ink free agent linebacker Sam Hurl

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed national free agent linebacker Sam Hurl to a contract. Hurl  was originally selected by the Riders in the 2nd round (12th overall) of the 2012 CFL Draft. After three seasons with the Green and White, Hurl joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in February, 2015. Last season, Hurl started 18 regular-season games with the Bombers, registering...
Via CFL.ca
7 days ago

Argonauts re-sign veteran kicker/punter Waters to one-year deal

TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts signed American kicker/punter Swayze Waters to a one-year contract Wednesday. The move comes a day after Canadian Lirim Hajrullahu signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as a free agent. Waters, 30, spent four seasons with Toronto (2012-15) before signing with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers prior to the 2016 season. After being released by Carolina...
Via Sportsnet.ca
7 days ago

Hervey: O-line upgrades ‘a priority’ for Lions

For all its complexities football can sometimes be a very simple game. To win, you must score more points than the other team. To do that, you need to give your quarterback time to make plays. When you allow the most sacks in the CFL, and your quarterbacks are pressured more than any other in the league, the odds of winning are stacked against you. The BC Lions averaged 26.1 points...
Via CFL.ca
7 days ago

Transaction Timeline: A chronology of Tuesday’s free agent signings

TORONTO — The free agent market opened at Noon ET on Tuesday and as always, it took some time for things to get going.  Once it did however, some prominent names were quickly removed from the list, signing with new clubs. And while the likes of Jerome Messam, TJ Heath and Bear Woods still remained on the market officially as of Tuesday night, depth positions were filled and rosters...
Via CFL.ca
7 days ago

Ticats ‘wish Manziel well’ after QB joins spring league

HAMILTON — The latest footnote in the Johnny Manziel saga occurred Wednesday after the free agent pivot announced that he was joining a two-week pro league called The Spring League that begins in March. As chatter continues to link Manziel and the Tiger-Cats after their contract negotiations began earlier this year, the ‘Cats issued a statement saying, “We wish Johnny Manziel well...
Via CFL.ca
7 days ago

Fans of Eskimos asked to scrimmage on name change question

EDMONTON — Thousands of core fans of the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos are being asked if they think the team should change its name. The question surrounding the name Eskimo is contained in the club’s annual survey of its season ticket holders. The term is widely considered to be offensive by Canada’s Inuit population. A poll conducted by Insight West found...
Via Sportsnet.ca
7 days ago

Edmonton & Winnipeg Exchange Valentine’s Poems

It all started with an innocent Valentine’s Day card from the Bombers to the Esks… xoxoyour Valentine pic.twitter.com/VNh5Hnqv5g — WPG Blue Bombers (@Wpg_BlueBombers) February 14, 2018 The Eskimos fired back with a nice little poem… Of course the Bombers took issue with the colour of Violet…   pic.twitter.com/pWmzLi8AB5 — WPG Blue Bombers (@Wpg_BlueBombers) February 14, 2018 Which...
Via CFL.ca
7 days ago

Messam tweets he has returned to Riderville

REGINA — Jerome Messam is headed back to Riderville, at least according to his Twitter feed. The Brampton, ON native was listed at no. 25 on CFL.ca’s Top 30 Pending Free Agents.Messam suited up in 17 games in 2017 and tallied over 1,000 yards rushing for the third time in his career (1,016). He also found the end zone nine times in his third season in Calgary. The six-foot-three...
Via CFL.ca
7 days ago

Lions extend Elimimian through 2019

VANCOUVER — The BC Lions have signed international linebacker Solomon Elimimian to a contract extension through 2019, the team has announced. One of the Lions’ all-time leaders at the position, Elimimian enters his ninth season in with the Lions in 2018 and comes off another historic campaign in 2017, setting a CFL record with 144 defensive stops through 18 regular season games....
Via CFL.ca
7 days ago

Roughriders sign Canadian free-agents Jerome Messam, Sam Hurl

REGINA — Jerome Messam is back with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The native of Brampton, Ont., made the move official Wednesday via social media. "Thank you ↕sskroughriders ↕cflsuperagent JO John Murphy & Chris Jones for another opportunity at greatness," the burly running back tweeted. "Excited to be back in Riderville! RiderNation isitjuneyet." The 32-year...
Via Sportsnet.ca
7 days ago

Lions sign linebacker Solomon Elimimian to contract extension

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Lions signed American linebacker Solomon Elimimian to a contract extension through the 2019 season Wednesday. Elimimian, 31, had a league-record 144 tackles last season with B.C. "Solomon has been the centrepiece of our defence for a number of years and this is great news for the club and our fans," head coach Wally Buono said in a statement. "He continues...
Via Sportsnet.ca
7 days ago

Lions sign national receiver Watson

VANCOUVER — The BC Lions have signed national receiver Cory Watson, the team announced Wednesday. The deal was announced on the second day of free agency, as General Manager Ed Hervey continues to shape the Lions after taking over the reins this off-season. Watson enters his ninth CFL season having spent the past three years in Edmonton preceded by six productive seasons in Winnipeg...
Via CFL.ca
7 days ago

Mike Reilly with Valentine’s Day PSA to CFL Players

Are you a CFL player?  Or maybe just someone who likes travelling to Grey Cup…. well, Mike Reilly has a PSA for you on Valentine’s Day… @MattNichols16 can confirm this one. Also, CONGRATS TO THE REILLY'S! pic.twitter.com/hsV3ZDN1de — CFL (@CFL) February 14, 2018 Soooooo, if you’re considering some extra-curricular activities on Valentine’s Day… maybe… re-consider?
Via CFL.ca
7 days ago

White returns to Montreal; signs with Als

MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes have added another piece to their secondary, adding defensive back Mitchell White to the mix, the team announced on Wednesday. White played in six games with Toronto last season – as well as the 105th Grey Cup – and collected 11 tackles and three interceptions. He joined the Argonauts as a free agent in September 2017 after he was released by the...
Via CFL.ca
7 days ago

Heath likely on his way back to Toronto

TORONTO — Less than two years after being traded away, all-star defensive halfback T.J. Heath appears to be on his way back to Toronto.  The team has yet to make any announcement confirming the signing but rumours have indicated he is on his way to the Argos and in a recent tweet, the third-year halfback said he was “Back in the 6!!” — T.j. Heath (@TjHeath34) February 14, 2018 Heath...
Via CFL.ca
7 days ago

Alouettes sign defensive back Mitchell White to two-year deal

MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes signed American defensive back Mitchell White to a two-year deal Wednesday. White returns to Montreal after helping the Toronto Argonauts win the Grey Cup last year. He played six regular-season games with the Argos after participating in the Philadelphia Eagles training camp. The five-foot-11, 190-pound Mitchell began his CFL career with...
Via Sportsnet.ca
7 days ago

Alouettes re-sign QB Drew Willy

MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes have re-signed quarterback Drew Willy, the team announced on Wednesday. The 30-year-old played in 12 games with the Als, including two starts, in 2017 and tossed 547 yards and a touchdown while also rushing for 66 yards and a major score. RELATED: CFL FREE AGENCY » Bio: Drew Willy by the numbers» Official Free Agent Tracker » CFL.ca’s Top 30...
Via CFL.ca
7 days ago

BC Lions Have Some Fun With CFL Team Valentine’s

The BC Lions seem to have won Valentine’s Day.  Prepared with Valentines for each team, the Lions sent a special social Valentine out to every club across Canada.  They’re pretty good, which one is your favourite? #BCLionsValentines #CFL #ValentinesDay pic.twitter.com/vti8rAcxJL — BC Lions (@BCLions) February 14, 2018 ✌ #BCLionsValentines #CFL #ValentinesDay pic.twitter.com/XfqIS14AH2...
Via CFL.ca
7 days ago

Blue Bombers sign Canadian reciever Mitchell Baines for two years

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed Canadian receiver Mitchell Baines to a two-year contract. The Ottawa native spent parts of last season in Saskatchewan and Hamilton, and recorded 4 receptions and 33 yards in three games with the Tiger-Cats The six-foot-two, 215 pound Baines entered the league as a free agent in February 2017. In 2016, he led the U Sports...
Via Sportsnet.ca
7 days ago

REDBLACKS add defensive back Murray

OTTAWA — The Ottawa REDBLACKS have signed international defensive back Rico Murray to a one-year deal, the club announced Wednesday. Murray had 55 defensive tackles, one sack, one interception, one forced fumble and a touchdown last year with the Grey Cup champions Toronto Argonauts. “The addition of Rico Murray brings another experienced CFL presence to the REDBLACKS,” said General...
Via CFL.ca
7 days ago

Riders release LB Henoc Muamba

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have released Canadian linebacker Henoc Muamba, the team announced on Wednesday. The 28-year-old played in 17 games with the Riders in 2017 and tallied 82 tackles, 11 special teams tackles, two interceptions and three forced fumbles. He suited up in five games with Saskatchewan in 2016 and amassed 18 tackles, two sacks and two special teams tackles...
Via CFL.ca
7 days ago
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