TORONTO — As the markets opened, there were no shortage of transactions on the first day of free agency with over 20 players either electing to stay put or find new homes.
The festivities started off with a huge signing as the Edmonton Eskimos inked Odell Willis shortly after the deadline passed. Names such as Chad Kackert, Clarence Denmark, Jovan Olafioye, Solomon Elimimian and Tyron Brackenridge ended up staying with their respective teams while the likes of Shomari Williams, Dwight Anderson and Evan McCollough signed contracts with new clubs.
Here is a team-by-team recap of the transactions so far:
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Early in the day, the Bombers finalized paper work on a deal that was reached Thursday to retain DL Bryant Turner. As the deadline passed, Clarence Denmark quickly re-upped with the club he has spent the last two years with. They also added Canadian depth along the o-line, signing former Stampeder Mark Dewit. Read More. »Dewit signs deal with Blue Bombers »Turner agrees to terms with Blue Bombers