Off Season Player Signings - Teams Other than the Bombers

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Quote from: theaardvark on January 24, 2022, 09:17:43 PM
Sounds like Reilly is retiring...

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I have nothing but respect for Michael Reilly. Always co-operative, a great quote and interview and had awesome hats. He played the CFL game so well. Good luck in retirement.

Confirmed...

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BREAKING: Michael Reilly has announced his retirement.

A storied career, including four passing titles and two #GreyCup championships, is hanging up the cleats.
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Quote from: ModAdmin on January 25, 2022, 12:47:55 AM
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BREAKING: Michael Reilly has announced his retirement.

A storied career, including four passing titles and two #GreyCup championships, is hanging up the cleats.
He was a warrior. He smashed the Blue Bombers to much more my liking. Happy trails Reilly.
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Quote from: theaardvark on January 24, 2022, 11:50:18 PM
BC has announced Rourke is 1A, and they will bring in a vet CFL QB to be 1B...  probably the best non-starter position in the CFL....
I m thinking Trevor Harris shows up in BC.

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Quote from: ModAdmin on January 25, 2022, 12:47:55 AM
Confirmed...

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BREAKING: Michael Reilly has announced his retirement.

A storied career, including four passing titles and two #GreyCup championships, is hanging up the cleats.
It was time. He didn?t enjoy himself at all in BC the last couple of years and they aren?t going to win anytime soon. Time to move on Mike, best of luck

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Reilly retiring could make the Lions bigger players in free agency. They might sign Harris at QB but still going to save a lot of money in the difference.

I hope they aren't going to target any of our players.
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Quote from: Blue In BC on January 25, 2022, 01:23:18 PM
Reilly retiring could make the Lions bigger players in free agency. They might sign Harris at QB but still going to save a lot of money in the difference.

I hope they aren't going to target any of our players.


They totally will and they will have to offer a premium for players to want to play there. Not unlike what we did for a few years when Walters and O'Shea were getting going. Not saying they won't be successful because money talks but they have a recent history of losing, no real QB at the moment and a high cost of living working against them. They'll be able to overpay for some but that money doesn't stretch that far. Especially if they go after one of the free agent QBs. You're looking at probably a savings of $200-250k from Reilly to one of them maybe if you're lucky.

3rdand1.5

I wonder how much this will affect Lucky? He is a playmaker, but I wonder without a star QB what he can do....He keeps proving people who doubt him wrong so far so go Lucky....

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Quote from: Sir Blue and Gold on January 25, 2022, 01:56:25 PM
They totally will and they will have to offer a premium for players to want to play there. Not unlike what we did for a few years when Walters and O'Shea were getting going. Not saying they won't be successful because money talks but they have a recent history of losing, no real QB at the moment and a high cost of living working against them. They'll be able to overpay for some but that money doesn't stretch that far. Especially if they go after one of the free agent QBs. You're looking at probably a savings of $200-250k from Reilly to one of them maybe if you're lucky.

Sure but my thought was more about who of our players fits their particular needs and could fall into an SMS plan. Many teams could have interest in Lawler and Bailey but would they be a better fit than Burnham and an SMS advantage for example.

They could have an interest in Grant as a new returner but how much more would / could they offer?

Actually Richardson might be the most logical for them to go after in order to upgrade a weak area.

I mentioned Couture previously as a Vancouver area player. Whether he's interested in Vancouver or vice versa I'm not so sure. Center is not a problem in BC but another starting Canadian interior OL player might be of interest as well.

I don't think their secondary or LB's ares particular area they want to address at the moment.
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Quote from: 3rdand1.5 on January 25, 2022, 03:09:57 PM
I wonder how much this will affect Lucky? He is a playmaker, but I wonder without a star QB what he can do....He keeps proving people who doubt him wrong so far so go Lucky....

In the three games Rourke had significant playing time in...

date    rec-tar   yds
08-06   5-8     136yds
10-16   DNP
11-19   6-8     92 yds

So, Lucky had his best game in game 1 with Rourke playnig half the game, not sure how many targets were from Riley...  the last game of the year, Rourke spread it around, Rhymes got 103 yds, Burnham got 69, both with 7 targets...

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So Masoli and Lawler to BC?  Harris would get crushed behind that line.
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Quote from: Tiger on January 25, 2022, 04:30:53 PM
So Masoli and Lawler to BC?  Harris would get crushed behind that line.

Feels like Ottawa's the only one looking for a starter.

I'm sure BC announced Rourke as their #1 to let agents know they are bringing someone in on a back up salary only.
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Quote from: Jesse on January 25, 2022, 05:02:21 PM
Feels like Ottawa's the only one looking for a starter.

I'm sure BC announced Rourke as their #1 to let agents know they are bringing someone in on a back up salary only.

A bit surprising that the Redblacks haven't released Nichols yet. The SMS hit and injury in 2021 have to be an issue.

Can't see O'Rourke starting in BC unless there is no alternative. MBT, Harris and possibly Masoli still in the mix of potential free agent QB's.
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I think more people are calling him "O'Rourke" on this site than his actual name.
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Quote from: Blue In BC on January 25, 2022, 06:17:50 PM
A bit surprising that the Redblacks haven't released Nichols yet. The SMS hit and injury in 2021 have to be an issue.

Can't see O'Rourke starting in BC unless there is no alternative. MBT, Harris and possibly Masoli still in the mix of potential free agent QB's.

I can't see Rick Campbell being dumb enough to roll with Rourke, if he screws up this year his job is in jeopardy.  He's talking about a 1 and 1-A QB situation, so that likely means Harris.  MBT stays put and Masoli is left to sign with the RB's.

I'm cheering for Nichols but this is probably his last kick at the cat, how healthy his arm is in a few months will determine his future.