Off-Season Other Teams News

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What a stupid timeline.

theaardvark

Less than 24 hours to match / beat / better those FA deals out there.  And then its open season.
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What a stupid timeline.


ichabod_crane

Quote from: Jesse on February 12, 2024, 02:04:20 PMKongbo still out there, right?

I had the same idea a few days ago that he would be a good pickup as he did well with the BLUE a few years ago. Based on the FA list I read at CFL website the other day though, Kongbo was not listed as a free agent. He was very good in 2019 & 2021. NFL dreams interrupted his time in the CFL a few times though. 

He was not used much by the Ti-Cats last season. They may still cut him.

TecnoGenius

Quote from: ichabod_crane on February 12, 2024, 11:54:23 PMI had the same idea a few days ago that he would be a good pickup as he did well with the BLUE a few years ago. Based on the FA list I read at CFL website the other day though, Kongbo was not listed as a free agent. He was very good in 2019 & 2021. NFL dreams interrupted his time in the CFL a few times though. 

He was not used much by the Ti-Cats last season. They may still cut him.

Kongbo is not listed on the cfl FA24 list.  However, he is listed as "released" in the 3down list, which jives with my memory of the situation.

I'm pretty sure he's out there if we want him.  Agent probably has way too big a $$ ask.

It's funny, but our problem in WFC seems to be that all the good fits and guys we talk about are NATs!  We don't need 10 starting NATs!!  Why are we having such trouble finding the cheap(er) Americans for these traditionall-American jobs?  By all appearances we'll be starting minimum 8 NATs, probably 9.  That's just crazy.  Scouts need to get going so we can get back to the normal (cheaper and usually better) 7 NATs + 1 FAKENAT.
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Jesse

Quote from: ichabod_crane on February 12, 2024, 11:54:23 PMI had the same idea a few days ago that he would be a good pickup as he did well with the BLUE a few years ago. Based on the FA list I read at CFL website the other day though, Kongbo was not listed as a free agent. He was very good in 2019 & 2021. NFL dreams interrupted his time in the CFL a few times though. 

He was not used much by the Ti-Cats last season. They may still cut him.

They cut him a while ago, iirc. He was due a roster bonus.
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Throw Long Bannatyne

Quote from: Jesse on February 13, 2024, 02:11:59 AMThey cut him a while ago, iirc. He was due a roster bonus.

Kongbo seems to think he's a starter and wants starter money, setting himself as a difficult player to deal with.  Could even be Wpg. has no interest in bringing him back.

Jesse

Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 13, 2024, 02:33:28 AMKongbo seems to think he's a starter and wants starter money, setting himself as a difficult player to deal with.  Could even be Wpg. has no interest in bringing him back.

I definitely think we have interest. But the money question is relevant. He's never been anything more than a rotational player (which is what we need him for) and will need to seriously adjust his expectations.

Or maybe someone will still take a chance on him...but I kinda doubt it...
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