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« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2020, 10:15:51 PM »

It's not unusual for players to go to the NFL if they can.  Who wants to be a career CFLer?
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« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2020, 04:38:36 AM »

It was to play in Poland.

HANSEN HOPES TO SHARPEN SKILLS IN POLAND
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Well, that's embarrassing.  Peanut league Goldeyes can get their act together to play, NFL can get their act together to play, and now the football in Poland of all places can get their act together to play.  But the CFL?...

What's next, curling?  Are they going to play?

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« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2020, 05:26:46 AM »

Yes, curling is going to play. Not a full schedule but they are going to play 2 Grand Slams this year.
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« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2020, 02:09:26 PM »

Well, that's embarrassing.  Peanut league Goldeyes can get their act together to play, NFL can get their act together to play, and now the football in Poland of all places can get their act together to play.  But the CFL?...

What's next, curling?  Are they going to play?

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Geez. Let it go already. The US has 25% of the world's Covid cases and deaths, large numbers of citizens that totally disregard any distancing / masks and believe Covid is a hoax.

In the NFL there are players that make more than the entire CFL spend overall on the 9 rosters of players.

It's unfortunate there will be no CFL this season but your comparisons and logic that's it's sad is sad in itself.
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« Reply #34 on: August 28, 2020, 04:15:45 PM »

Last one out of Regina please turn off the lights.

Rider fans better pray that Shepley comes back. He's a middle of the road OG but they were really thin on NAT OL depth and talent before he left. Now they are looking they will be fielding 2 scrubs and a has been down the middle of their OL.
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« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2020, 05:00:53 PM »

The draft will really be a crapshoot too. Tough to fill holes that way.
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« Reply #36 on: August 28, 2020, 05:16:21 PM »

Rider fans better pray that Shepley comes back. He's a middle of the road OG but they were really thin on NAT OL depth and talent before he left. Now they are looking they will be fielding 2 scrubs and a has been down the middle of their OL.

Sure but Bombers are not exactly set either: Hardrick, Bryant, Neufeld, Speller and Gray are all potential free agents.

While I'd expect to be able to re-sign all of them, that isn't written in stone anywhere.

Here's another question going into 2021 with potentially still about 35 players listed as potential free agents:

Normally every team uses up some excess SMS at the end of each season to re-sign their potential free agents.

What happens this off season where most of the SMS wasn't spent? We don't know if there will be renegotiated changes to the 2021 SMS. However, it's not like teams can " use " $3M give or take of the 2020 SMS they didn't payout as previous signing bonus's for 2020.

Do they agree on an " average " under spend in previous years to use in that manner?

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« Reply #37 on: August 28, 2020, 08:14:45 PM »

Cameron Judge released in Regina. Didn't see that one coming. I guess players have nothing to lose to see if they can get an NFL opportunity. Chances are always slim but this late in NFL TC's doesn't bode well for chances.
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« Reply #38 on: August 28, 2020, 08:27:38 PM »

Cameron Judge released in Regina. Didn't see that one coming. I guess players have nothing to lose to see if they can get an NFL opportunity. Chances are always slim but this late in NFL TC's doesn't bode well for chances.
Even with training camp well underway, teams are bringing in new players every day.

The practice rosters expanded from 10 to 12 this season. Then, because of Covid they increased the practice rosters to 16.
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« Reply #39 on: August 28, 2020, 09:39:35 PM »

Bombers dlineman Christian Ringo opted-out today. He just signed with the team on June 26th.       
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« Reply #40 on: August 28, 2020, 11:18:18 PM »

This just sucks ***.
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« Reply #41 on: August 28, 2020, 11:23:46 PM »

Ed Tait
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 has opted out of his contract to pursue NFL opportunities ? ace kick returner Janarion Grant
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« Reply #42 on: August 28, 2020, 11:47:23 PM »

Monday is the last day that players can opt-out of their contracts.

Hansen, Lawler and Grant are due to be free agents in February.

The rookies that opted-out will still be under contract with the Bombers if they wish to play in the CFL next season.
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« Reply #43 on: August 29, 2020, 12:18:32 PM »

Grant was a great find.
But you have to make money to earn a living.
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« Reply #44 on: August 30, 2020, 05:12:24 AM »

Well, that's embarrassing.  Peanut league Goldeyes can get their act together to play, NFL can get their act together to play, and now the football in Poland of all places can get their act together to play.  But the CFL?...

What's next, curling?  Are they going to play?

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I have to agree with Gary Lawless in the following article, the team owners had an opportunity to step up into the sun and create new opportunities, instead they stepped back into the shadows and fell in a mud puddle.  They put the league's future in jeopardy over a lack of vision and a difference of 30 million dollars, which in the scope of a hundred million dollar enterprise isn't much.  They'll need to spend 30 million dollars just to restore the league to the point it was at in 2019, but I doubt they'll do that either.

https://3downnation.com/2020/08/25/former-tsn-reporter-gary-lawless-enormously-disappointed-in-the-leadership-of-the-cfl/
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