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Saskatchewan Roughriders kicker Brett Lauther returns to the sideline after missing his fourth field goal attempt during second half CFL action against the Edmonton Eskimos, in Regina, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.  It's been a very difficult year for a number of kickers this year in the NFL, but CFL veteran Lauther continues to wait for his opportunity. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor

Former Riders kicker Brett Lauther patiently awaiting opportunity to kick in the NFL

Former Riders kicker Brett Lauther patiently awaiting opportunity to kick in the NFL

Saskatchewan Roughriders kicker Brett Lauther returns to the sideline after missing his fourth field goal attempt during second half CFL action against the Edmonton Eskimos, in Regina, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.  It's been a very difficult year for a number of kickers this year in the NFL, but CFL veteran Lauther continues to wait for his opportunity. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor
North Carolina State safety Jakeen Harris (6) tackles Virginia wide receiver Terrell Jana (13) during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. Jana's last name doesn't appear on the back of his Virginia Cavaliers football jersey as a tribute to enslaved labourers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, The Daily Progress, Erin Edgerton

Canadian receiver Jana’s name missing from jersey to honour enslaved labourers

Canadian receiver Jana’s name missing from jersey to honour enslaved labourers

North Carolina State safety Jakeen Harris (6) tackles Virginia wide receiver Terrell Jana (13) during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. Jana's last name doesn't appear on the back of his Virginia Cavaliers football jersey as a tribute to enslaved labourers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, The Daily Progress, Erin Edgerton
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) gets past Philadelphia Eagles safety Marcus Epps (22) after taking a pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Claypool’s climb: Steelers rookie WR drawing raves

Claypool’s climb: Steelers rookie WR drawing raves

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) gets past Philadelphia Eagles safety Marcus Epps (22) after taking a pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott applauds quarterback Josh Allen (17) in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Tannehill scores 4 TDs as depleted Titans beat Bills 42-16

Tannehill scores 4 TDs as depleted Titans beat Bills 42-16

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott applauds quarterback Josh Allen (17) in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
Florida wide receiver Jacob Copeland (15) catches a pass as Mississippi defensive back Deane Leonard (24) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Thomas Graning
Florida wide receiver Jacob Copeland (15) catches a pass as Mississippi defensive back Deane Leonard (24) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Thomas Graning
Canadian linebacker Ogbongbemiga off to solid start with Oklahoma State Cowboys squad

Canadian linebacker Ogbongbemiga off to solid start with Oklahoma State Cowboys squad

Canadian linebacker Ogbongbemiga off to solid start with Oklahoma State Cowboys squad

Canadian linebacker Ogbongbemiga off to solid start with Oklahoma State Cowboys squad
Football Canada to stage summit with the aim of helping grow the game nationally

Football Canada to stage summit with the aim of helping grow the game nationally

Football Canada to stage summit with the aim of helping grow the game nationally

Football Canada to stage summit with the aim of helping grow the game nationally

Canadian rookie receiver Claypool is impressing early with Pittsburgh Steelers

Canadian rookie receiver Claypool is impressing early with Pittsburgh Steelers

Pac-12 to kick off 7-game football season in early November

Pac-12 to kick off 7-game football season in early November

Pac-12 to kick off 7-game football season in early November

Pac-12 to kick off 7-game football season in early November
Brady focused on Panthers, not subpar opening performance

Brady focused on Panthers, not subpar opening performance

Brady focused on Panthers, not subpar opening performance

Brady focused on Panthers, not subpar opening performance
Saskatoon team brings on first woman player in Canadian Junior Football League

Saskatoon team brings on first woman player in Canadian Junior Football League

Saskatoon team brings on first woman player in Canadian Junior Football League

Saskatoon team brings on first woman player in Canadian Junior Football League
University football teams navigate pandemic hurdles to get back on the field

University football teams navigate pandemic hurdles to get back on the field

University football teams navigate pandemic hurdles to get back on the field

University football teams navigate pandemic hurdles to get back on the field
U Sports changing course on its age cap rule opens the door for players to complete their fifth year of eligibility in 2021, in a July 27, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

U Sports alters stance on football age eligibility for pandemic-impacted players

Dozens of Canadian university football players facing an abbreviated career because of…

U Sports changing course on its age cap rule opens the door for players to complete their fifth year of eligibility in 2021, in a July 27, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Critics say that Eskimo is a derogatory, colonial-era term for Inuit and the Edmonton CFL team should change their name, in a July 21, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Former Edmonton players weigh in on CFL team dropping Eskimos name

Canadian Football Hall of Famer Hank Ilesic said he ”absolutely” will continue…

Critics say that Eskimo is a derogatory, colonial-era term for Inuit and the Edmonton CFL team should change their name, in a July 21, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
NFL players to be tested daily for COVID-19 first 2 weeks

NFL players to be tested daily for COVID-19 first 2 weeks

NFL players to be tested daily for COVID-19 first 2 weeks

NFL players to be tested daily for COVID-19 first 2 weeks
AP Source: NFL offers players to scrap all preseason games

AP Source: NFL offers players to scrap all preseason games

AP Source: NFL offers players to scrap all preseason games

AP Source: NFL offers players to scrap all preseason games
Canadian university football players’ careers shortened by age rule, pandemic

Canadian university football players’ careers shortened by age rule, pandemic

Canadian university football players’ careers shortened by age rule, pandemic

Canadian university football players’ careers shortened by age rule, pandemic
Cornish heaps lavish praise upon Canadian NCAA star Chuba Hubbard

Cornish heaps lavish praise upon Canadian NCAA star Chuba Hubbard

Cornish heaps lavish praise upon Canadian NCAA star Chuba Hubbard

Cornish heaps lavish praise upon Canadian NCAA star Chuba Hubbard
The Edmonton Eskimos have seen repeated calls for a name change in the past. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Sponsors urge name change for Edmonton Eskimos’ as pressure to switch builds

At least one of the Edmonton Eskimos sponsors plans to cut ties…

The Edmonton Eskimos have seen repeated calls for a name change in the past. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Receiver/kick returner Christion Jones was released by the Edmonton Eskimos on June 28, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Eskimos release Christion Jones following homophobic tweets

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos have released receiver/kick returner Christion Jones in…

Receiver/kick returner Christion Jones was released by the Edmonton Eskimos on June 28, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)