Riders release three

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced Thursday morning that they have released non-import receiver Guillaume Rioux as well as import receiver Duke Calhoun and import linebacker Scott McKillop. Our take: As teams complete their off-season mini camps, rosters are slightly trimmed to make way for new signings. McKillop would have been the favourite of the three to…

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First cut: Redblacks release seven

As we continue to progress towards the 2014 CFL Season, and the re-introduction of an Ottawa franchise, the Redblacks continue to mark some “firsts” off their list. Last week, the team held it’s first mini-camp in Virginia, and the aftermath has resulted in the club’s first cuts. Import quarterback Matt Faulkner, import receivers Eric Rogers…

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CFL Draft: Rankings Update (April 15, 2014)

If you briefly look at the calendar, you will notice that we have rolled under the one month mark until the 2014 CFL Draft on May 13. Earlier this month we issued our initial rankings for May’s draft, and now, midway through the month, it is time for more fun. We are unleashing the first…

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Lions extend Norman through 2016

The BC Lions announced on Thursday that they have extended the contract of offensive lineman Matt Norman through the 2016 season. Norman was the team’s third round pick, 22nd overall in the 2012 CFL Draft despite being ranked 10th by the CFL Scouting Bureau following the combine. In his rookie season, Norman was thrust in…

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Quarter-Back: Jyles signs with Lions

The BC Lions announced on Monday that they have signed veteran quarterback Steven Jyles to a contract. A seven-year veteran of the CFL, Jyles did not play in the 2013 season after being released from the Edmonton Eskimos in 2012. “Steven has a lot of experience in the CFL as both a starter & back-up.…

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CFL Draft: Ranking the top eligible players

On May 13, the next crop of Canadian talent will realize their dreams as their names are called one-by-one in the 2014 Canadian College Draft. For some, it will be an opportunity to step in right away and make an impact – largely on special teams. For others, it is the beginning of a long…