CFL

Hamilton Tiger-Cats wide receiver Jalen Saunders (89) is upended after getting hit by Calgary Stampeders defensive back Ciante Evans (0) during first half CFL football action in Hamilton, Ont., on Friday, October 13, 2017. The Ottawa Redblacks have re-signed linebacker Jerod Fernandez, Saunders and running back Timothy Flanders.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Ottawa Redblacks re-sign LB Fernandez, WR Saunders and RB Flanders

Ottawa Redblacks re-sign LB Fernandez, WR Saunders and RB Flanders

 

Tiger-Cats re-sign 2019 top offensive lineman Chris Van Zeyl

Tiger-Cats re-sign 2019 top offensive lineman Chris Van Zeyl

 

B.C. Lions' Lemar Durant (1) is tackled by Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Brandon Alexander (37) during the first half CFL football action in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday June 15, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms

Star defensive lineman Willie Jefferson restructures contract with Blue Bombers

Star defensive lineman Willie Jefferson restructures contract with Blue Bombers

 

Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Mike Miller, left, tackles Ottawa Redblacks wide receiver Ryan Lankford during second quarter CFL action in Ottawa, Friday, July 5, 2019. The Blue Bombers have signed Canadian special-teams standout Miller to a one-year extension.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canadian special-teams standout Mike Miller re-signs with Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Canadian special-teams standout Mike Miller re-signs with Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Mike Miller, left, tackles Ottawa Redblacks wide receiver Ryan Lankford during second quarter CFL action in Ottawa, Friday, July 5, 2019. The Blue Bombers have signed Canadian special-teams standout Miller to a one-year extension.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Saskatchewan Roughriders' Nick Marshall (3) tackles Edmonton's DaVaris Daniels (80) during first half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday October 26, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.

Defensive back Nick Marshall signs extension with Saskatchewan Roughriders

Defensive back Nick Marshall signs extension with Saskatchewan Roughriders

Saskatchewan Roughriders' Nick Marshall (3) tackles Edmonton's DaVaris Daniels (80) during first half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday October 26, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.
Ottawa Redblacks' Dominique Davis (4) and Justin Howell (21) prepare to play against the Edmonton Eskimos during CFL warm up action in Edmonton on Friday, August 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Codie McLachlan

Saskatchewan Roughriders re-sign star running back William Powell

Saskatchewan Roughriders re-sign star running back William Powell

Ottawa Redblacks' Dominique Davis (4) and Justin Howell (21) prepare to play against the Edmonton Eskimos during CFL warm up action in Edmonton on Friday, August 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Codie McLachlan
B.C. Lions quarterback Mike Reilly is seen at the team's training facility in Surrey, B.C., Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. The B.C. Lions have reached a settlement with marquee quarterback Mike Reilly. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Star quarterback Mike Reilly reaches settlement, new contract with B.C. Lions

Star quarterback Mike Reilly reaches settlement, new contract with B.C. Lions

B.C. Lions quarterback Mike Reilly is seen at the team's training facility in Surrey, B.C., Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. The B.C. Lions have reached a settlement with marquee quarterback Mike Reilly. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Montreal Alouettes wide receiver Mario Alford runs with the ball during second half CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders, in Montreal, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Montreal Alouettes sign return specialist, Quebec-born defensive lineman

Montreal Alouettes sign return specialist, Quebec-born defensive lineman

Montreal Alouettes wide receiver Mario Alford runs with the ball during second half CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders, in Montreal, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Montreal Alouettes quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., (8) hands off to teammate William Stanback during second half CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders, in Montreal, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Montreal Alouettes get running back William Stanback to return after NFL look

Montreal Alouettes get running back William Stanback to return after NFL look

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., (8) hands off to teammate William Stanback during second half CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders, in Montreal, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
B.C. Lions general manager Ed Hervey, left, introduces Rick Campbell during a news conference at the team's training facility in Surrey, B.C., Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Campbell and football-operations director Neil McEvoy will be taking over as co-GM's from Hervey, who stepped down from the post in October. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Lions name head coach Rick Campbell, football operations director Neil McEvoy co-GMs

Lions name head coach Rick Campbell, football operations director Neil McEvoy co-GMs

B.C. Lions general manager Ed Hervey, left, introduces Rick Campbell during a news conference at the team's training facility in Surrey, B.C., Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Campbell and football-operations director Neil McEvoy will be taking over as co-GM's from Hervey, who stepped down from the post in October. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Andrew Harris celebrates his touchdown against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during the first half of the 107th Grey Cup in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. Running back Andrew Harris, who was instrumental in the Winnipeg Blue Bombers ending their Grey Cup drought in 2019, tops the CFL team's list of potential free agents. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Grey Cup MVP, top Canadian Harris among Winnipeg Blue Bombers potential free agents

Grey Cup MVP, top Canadian Harris among Winnipeg Blue Bombers potential free agents

Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Andrew Harris celebrates his touchdown against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during the first half of the 107th Grey Cup in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. Running back Andrew Harris, who was instrumental in the Winnipeg Blue Bombers ending their Grey Cup drought in 2019, tops the CFL team's list of potential free agents. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Shaquille Murray-Lawrence, left, and teammate Taylor Austin are shown during training in Whistler, B.C., in this undated handout photo. Montreal Allouettes running back Shaquille Murray-Lawrence is used to pysching himself up to sprint down a field, evading a crush of muscled men the entire way. But mentally preparing for his latest venture required bracing for a whole new set of anxieties. As he got ready to hop in a bobsleigh for the first time, Murray-Lawrence knew he'd be zipping down an icy track faster than cars are allowed to travel down most highways. Murrary-Lawrence, 27, is one of three CFL players who joined the national bobsleigh team after the league canceled its season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Shaquille Murray-Lawrence

Sliding into a new sport: CFLers turn to bobsled after football season wiped out

Sliding into a new sport: CFLers turn to bobsled after football season wiped out

Shaquille Murray-Lawrence, left, and teammate Taylor Austin are shown during training in Whistler, B.C., in this undated handout photo. Montreal Allouettes running back Shaquille Murray-Lawrence is used to pysching himself up to sprint down a field, evading a crush of muscled men the entire way. But mentally preparing for his latest venture required bracing for a whole new set of anxieties. As he got ready to hop in a bobsleigh for the first time, Murray-Lawrence knew he'd be zipping down an icy track faster than cars are allowed to travel down most highways. Murrary-Lawrence, 27, is one of three CFL players who joined the national bobsleigh team after the league canceled its season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Shaquille Murray-Lawrence
North Carolina State defensive lineman Daniel Joseph (99) celebrates with linebacker Isaiah Moore after Moore forced a Liberty safety during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Raleigh, N.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ethan Hyman, The News & Observer via AP, Pool

Canadian defensive lineman Daniel Joseph enjoying a banner first campaign at NC State

Canadian defensive lineman Daniel Joseph enjoying a banner first campaign at NC State

North Carolina State defensive lineman Daniel Joseph (99) celebrates with linebacker Isaiah Moore after Moore forced a Liberty safety during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Raleigh, N.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ethan Hyman, The News & Observer via AP, Pool
Hamilton Tiger Cats Simoni Lawrence celebrates his sack against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during second half CFL football game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Lawrence is knows as one of the best trash talkers in the CFL. But he says most of the league's quarterbacks don't bother to retort. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Ticats linebacker Lawrence says most CFL quarterbacks are quiet on the field

Ticats linebacker Lawrence says most CFL quarterbacks are quiet on the field

Hamilton Tiger Cats Simoni Lawrence celebrates his sack against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during second half CFL football game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Lawrence is knows as one of the best trash talkers in the CFL. But he says most of the league's quarterbacks don't bother to retort. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Cody Fajardo attempts a pass on the run during first half CFL West Division final action against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, in Regina, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. Fajardo, who'd previously been with Toronto (2015-17) and B.C. (2018), stepped in and took control of the offence, helping Saskatchewan (13-5) finish atop the West Division standings. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor

Riders quarterback Fajardo unsure where he’d be without Lawrence’s hit on Collaros

Riders quarterback Fajardo unsure where he’d be without Lawrence’s hit on Collaros

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Cody Fajardo attempts a pass on the run during first half CFL West Division final action against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, in Regina, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. Fajardo, who'd previously been with Toronto (2015-17) and B.C. (2018), stepped in and took control of the offence, helping Saskatchewan (13-5) finish atop the West Division standings. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor
Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell passes during first half CFL football action against the B.C. Lions, in Vancouver, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Mitchell was named to the CFL's all-decade team Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Stalwarts Mitchell, Bowman and Elimimian among players named to CFL all-decade squad

Stalwarts Mitchell, Bowman and Elimimian among players named to CFL all-decade squad

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell passes during first half CFL football action against the B.C. Lions, in Vancouver, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Mitchell was named to the CFL's all-decade team Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Calgary Stampeders head coach Dave Dickenson is seen during second half of CFL action against the Toronto Argonauts in Toronto on September 20, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Calgary Stampeders reduce coaching staff amid pandemic economic pain

Calgary Stampeders reduce coaching staff amid pandemic economic pain

Calgary Stampeders head coach Dave Dickenson is seen during second half of CFL action against the Toronto Argonauts in Toronto on September 20, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
B.C. Lions head coach Rick Campbell holds a team helmet after being introduced to the media during a news conference at the team training facility in Surrey, B.C., on December 2, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Head coach Campbell, B.C. Lions continuing along despite having to face adversity

Head coach Campbell, B.C. Lions continuing along despite having to face adversity

B.C. Lions head coach Rick Campbell holds a team helmet after being introduced to the media during a news conference at the team training facility in Surrey, B.C., on December 2, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
BC Lions wide receiver Bryan Burnham (16) runs the ball in first quarter CFL action against the Argonauts, in Toronto on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Burnham wasn't shocked when his fellow CFL players recounted their personal stories of experiencing racism. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Work still needs to be done to tackle racial injustice: CFL players

Work still needs to be done to tackle racial injustice: CFL players

BC Lions wide receiver Bryan Burnham (16) runs the ball in first quarter CFL action against the Argonauts, in Toronto on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Burnham wasn't shocked when his fellow CFL players recounted their personal stories of experiencing racism. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Quarterback Mike Reilly expected to return to B.C. Lions: team president

Quarterback Mike Reilly expected to return to B.C. Lions: team president