Can continuity benefit Masoli, Ticats in 2018?

HAMILTON — For the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the hope of winning a Grey Cup in 2018 begins and ends with Jeremiah Masoli. The quarterback position will be the one in question this season for the Tabbies, who will very closely resemble the team that won six of its last 10 games last season thanks to a quiet but efficient free agency. Key stalwarts Brandon Banks, Luke Tasker, Ted Laurent...
1 hour ago

Renewed Motivation: Ekakitie ready for year two

Faith Ekakitie slips off his Iowa leather jacket, pulls off his toque, and drops into a chair in the Winnipeg Blue Bombers football operations department. Over the course of the next 30 minutes, the big defensive tackle – selected first overall by the Bombers less than a year ago – smiles easily and often. His mood undoubtedly speaks of his comfort level – he and his wife Mikaela...
6 hours ago

Als’ Freeman another intriguing case study

Add another name to the list of National Football League quarterbacks attempting to resurrect their career north of the 49th parallel. In two months, all eyes will be on Josh Freeman, a former NFL first round pick trying to stick with the Montreal Alouettes of the three-down game. You might remember Freeman in the NFL, where he was once considered one of the better up-and-coming...
22 hours ago

Man gets 30 years for road rage killing of ex-CFL player McKnight

GRETNA, La. — The man convicted of manslaughter in the 2016 road rage shooting death of former CFL and NFL running back Joe McKnight was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday. Ronald Gasser, 56, had faced up to 40 years in prison. Defence lawyers argued that Gasser fired in self-defence when McKnight walked up to his car following a 5-mile confrontation that began on a bridge...
2 days ago

Edmonton Eskimos release veteran Canadian linebacker Cory Greenwood

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos released veteran Canadian linebacker Cory Greenwood on Thursday. Greenwood, 32, of Kingston, Ont., signed with Edmonton last season as a free agent but suffered a season-ending injury during training camp. The six-foot-two, 235-pound Greenwood was selected third overall by the Toronto Argonauts in the 2010 CFL draft but ended up signing...
2 days ago

Ottawa Redblacks sign defensive back Josh Johnson to one-year deal

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Redblacks shored up their secondary Thursday by signing American defensive back Josh Johnson to a one-year contract. Johnson appeared in eight games with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2016. He played for the B.C. Lions in 2014-15. "To be able to sign a player of Josh’s quality at this stage of the off-season is significant for the Redblacks," Ottawa GM...
2 days ago

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