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February 15, 2018

FA Rumour Mill: Argos adding another DB?

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TORONTO — CFL.ca has you covered with all the latest chatter and rumours regarding free agency from CFL.ca writers, players and FA insiders.

The Free Agent deadline was Feb. 13 at Noon ET – to see a full list of those still on the market, click here.


:: Argos, Yell reportedly agree to terms: A day after signing T.J. Heath, the Argos have reportedly added Ronnie Yell to their secondary, according to a report from TSN’s Farhan Lalji.


:: REDBLACKS reportedly add Murray to their secondary: According to a report from TSN’s Dave Naylor, the Ottawa REDBLACKS have signed defensive back Rico Murray.


:: Alouettes close to deal with Harty: The Montreal Alouettes are close to signing wide receiver Jake Harty according to a report from TSN’s Farhan Lalji.


:: Alouettes reportedly sign Westerman: According to a report from Winnipeg Free Press’ Jeff Hamilton, Jamaal Westerman has signed with the Montreal Alouettes.


:: Reports say Argos add Heath: It appears the Argos have added the top halfback on the free agent market, as TSN’s Dave Naylor is reporting T.J. Heath is going back to Toronto.


:: Riders reportedly add Bond to O-line: According to a report from 3 Down Nation‘s Justin Dunk, the Saskatchewan Roughriders have added former Blue Bomber Travis Bond to their offensive line.


:: White reportedly agrees to terms with Eskimos: According to a report from 3 Down Nation‘s Justin Dunk, the Eskimos have inked a contract with running back John White.


:: Messam reportedly signs in Saskatchewan: According to a report from 3 Down Nation‘s Justin Dunk, Canadian running back Jerome Messam has signed a deal with the Roughriders.


:: White reportedly signs in Montreal: According to a report from 3 Down Nation‘s Justin Dunk, defensive back Mitchell White has agreed to a contract with the Alouettes.


:: Edmonton still an option for Grymes: Defensive back Aaron Grymes still has options in front of him on both sides of the boarder and his days in Edmonton are by no means done according to Dave Campbell.


:: Rico Murray close to signing in Ottawa: According to TSN’s Dave Naylor, the Ottawa REDBLACKS are close to signing defensive back Rico Murray.


:: Stamps reportedly ink Ese Mrabure: According Justin Dunk of 3 Down Nation, the Stampeders have signed Canadian defensive lineman and former first round pick Ese Mrabure. 


:: Campbell, Burnett reportedly sign with Alouettes: According to Calgary Sun reporter Danny Austin, defensive backs Tommie Campbell and Joe Burnett have signed with the Montreal Alouettes. 


:: Cummings reportedly agrees with Lions: According to TSN’s Dave Naylor, the Lions have signed defensive tackle Euclid Cummings, adding another piece to their defensive line.


:: Heath headed back East?: Winnipeg Free Press’ Jeff Hamilton reports that former Bombers DB TJ Heath could be headed to Toronto or Montreal.


:: Argos not pursuing Messam?: TSN’s Dave Naylor is reporting that Toronto is not involved with any discussions with the RB Jerome Messam. 


:: Evans close to signing with the Riders?: The Roughriders could be close to signing a deal with former Ottawa DT Zach Evans.


:: Ticats add to kicking game: According to Justin Dunk, Lirim Hajrullahu could be headed down the QEW, reportedly signing a one-year deal with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.


:: Als to make a run at Jamaal Westerman? According to the Montreal Gazette‘s Herb Zurkowsky, the Als could aggressively pursue pending free agent Jamaal Westerman. Jamaal’s brother, Jabar, is already a starter on the Als’ D-line.


:: Joel Figueroa could be headed to Lions: According to Jason Gregor, the Lions have added size and experience to their offensive line, signing offensive tackle Joel Figueroa.


:: Bazzie headed to Edmonton?: Former BC Lions defensive lineman Alex Bazzie has reportedly signed a two-year deal with the Eskimos, according to Justin Dunk


:: Tommie Campbell will hit market: Tommie Campbell is likely to hit market today without a deal with the Stampeders complete, according to Calgary Sun’s Danny Austin.


:: Forrest Hightower re-ups with Edmonton Eskimos?: The Eskimos and Forrest Hightower may have come to terms on a new deal, avoiding Free Agency, this according to Justin Dunk.


:: Argos to extend Gabriel; Woods likely to hit free agency?: According to TSN’s Dave Naylor, the Toronto Argonauts have extended defensive back Jermaine Gabriel and linebacker Bear Woods is set to hit the open market.


:: Als to make a run at Jamaal Westerman? According to the Montreal Gazette‘s Herb Zurkowsky, the Als could aggressively pursue pending free agent Jamaal Westerman. Jamaal’s brother, Jabar, is already a starter on the Als’ D-line.


:: Laurent likely to test free agency but open to return: National defensive tackle Ted Laurent could reach market on Tuesday but may not rule out a return to Hamilton according to TSN’s Dave Naylor.


:: Fogg grounded in Winnipeg?: Defensive back Kevin Fogg will not reach free agency, agreeing to terms on a new deal with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, this according to Jeff Hamilton of the Winnipeg Free Press.


:: Cassius Vaughn staying in Double Blue: One of the Grey Cup heroes from last November posted a message on his Instagram feed announcing he has re-upped with the Toronto Argonauts.  The team has yet to confirm.


:: Demski, Bombers remain linked: With free agency a day away, the Bombers and hometown product Nic Demski continue to be linked. Not only is he a Manitoba grad but he would address a significant need for the Bombers in free agency.


:: A Rose for the REDBLACKS? It appears there’s a strong possibility the REDBLACKS will get cornerback Jonathan Rose back on the roster before free agency kicks off, this according to Tim Baines.


:: Lions settled on letting majority of FAs hit market: Outside of QB Travis Lulay and DB Chandler Fenner, the BC Lions are no longer going to pursue their remaining 13 free agents.

:: Bede, Fulton still on Als’ radar: The Montreal Alouettes are hoping that they can lock up kicker Boris Bede and offensive lineman Xavier Fulton before they hit free agency, this according to Dave Naylor.

:: Hebert gauging market value: According to Dave Naylor, the veteran linebacker Kyries Hebert has been allowed to open discussions with other teams in order to establish market value.