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March 6, 2019

Sudden Impact: A team by team look at free agency

Johany Jutras/CFL.ca

TORONTO — The most highly-anticipated free agency period in recent memory lived up to the hype last week, as several of the league’s biggest stars were in play across the country.

The quarterback carousel was spinning, as anticipated, with Mike Reilly and Trevor Harris finding new teams and Bo Levi Mitchell signing a new deal in Calgary.

On the defensive side of the ball, top-ranked free agents Willie Jefferson and Micah Johnson also found new teams, while the Eskimos loaded up on linebackers with an impressive new trio.

While a handful of big names remain, here’s a look what what each team has done so far:

Jump to team:

BC | Calgary | Edmonton | Saskatchewan | Winnipeg | Hamilton | Toronto | Ottawa | Montreal

BC LIONS

 

Additions/Re-Signings:

Player Position Transaction Former Team
Mike Reilly QB Signed(02/12/19) EDM
Lamar Durant WR Signed (02/12/19) CGY
Sukh Chungh OL Signed (02/12/19) WPG
Aaron Grymes DB Signed (02/12/19) EDM
Chris Edwards DB Signed (02/12/19) EDM
Josh Woodman DB Signed (02/12/19) EDM
John White RB Signed (02/13/19) HAM
Terrell Davis LB Signed (02/13/19) HAM
Joshua Stanford WR Signed (02/13/19) MTL
Duron Carter WR Signed 02/13/19) TOR
Maleki Harris LB Signed (02/14/19) CGY
Garry Peters DB Re-signed (02/15/19) BC
Shaq Johnson WR Re-signed (02/19/19)


Departures:

Player Position Transaction New Team
DyShawn Davis LB Signed (02/12/19) SSK
Anthony Orange DB Signed (02/12/19) EDM
Ricky Collins WR Signed (02/12/19) EDM
DeVier Posey WR Signed (02/12/19) MTL
Bo Lokombo LB Signed (02/12/19) MTL
Chris Rainey RB Signed (02/12/19) TOR
Shawn Lemon DL Signed (02/13/19) TOR
Cory Watson WR Signed (02/13/19) SSK
Jonathon Jennings QB Signed (02/13/19) OTT
Winston Rose DB Signed (02/13/19) WPG
Tyrell Sutton RB Signed (02/13/19) TOR
Micah Awe LB Signed (02/13/19) TOR
Jeremiah Johnson RB Signed (02/14/19) MTL
Cody Fajardo QB Signed (02/14/19) SSK
Anthony Parker WR Signed (02/14/19) EDM
Emmanuel Arceneaux WR Signed (02/15/19) SSK
Ivan McLennan DL Signed (02/22/19) CGY
Maxx Forde DL Signed (02/24/19) WPG
Travis Lulay QB Retired (02/28/19)


EDMONTON ESKIMOS

 

Additions/Re-Signings:

Player Position Transaction Former Team
Trevor Harris QB Signed (02/12/19) OTT
Larry Dean LB Signed (02/12/19) HAM
SirVincent Rogers OL Signed (02/12/19) OTT
Jovan Santos-Knox LB Signed (02/12/19) WPG
Greg Ellingson WR Signed (02/12/19) OTT
Don Unamba DB Signed (02/12/19) HAM
DaVaris Daniels WR Signed (02/12/19) CGY
Anthony Orange DB Signed (02/12/19) BC
Ricky Collins WR Signed (02/12/19) BC
Travis Bond OL Re-signed(02/12/19)
Qadr Spooner OL Signed (02/13/19) WPG
Anthony Parker WR Signed (02/14/19) BC
Andrew Marshall DL Signed (02/22/19) OTT


Departures:

Player Position Transaction New Team
Mike Reilly QB Signed (02/12/19) BC
Aaron Grymes DB Signed (02/12/19) BC
Chris Edwards DB Signed (02/12/19) BC
Josh Woodman DB Signed (02/12/19) BC
Derel Walker WR Signed (02/14/19) TOR
Nate Behar WR Signed (02/15/19) OTT


CALGARY STAMPEDERS

 

Additions/Re-Signings:

Player Position Transaction Former Team
Bo Levi Mitchell QB Re-signed (02/12/19)
Eric Rogers WR Extended (02/12/19)
Cordarro Law DL Re-signed (02/13/19)
Courtney Stephen DB Signed (02/14/19) HAM
Ivan McLennan DL Signed (02/22/19) BC


Departures:

Player Position Transaction New Team
Spencer Wilson OL Signed (02/12/19) MTL
DaVaris Daniels WR Signed (02/12/19) EDM
Tunde Adeleke DB Signed (02/12/19) HAM
Micah Johnson DL Signed (02/12/19) SSK
Patrick Levels DB Signed (02/12/19) MTL
Lemar Durant WR Signed (02/12/19) BC
Troy Stoudermire DB Signed (02/13/19) OTT
Ja’Gared Davis DL Signed (02/13/19) HAM
Maleki Harris LB Signed (02/14/19) BC
Randy Richards OL Signed (03/06/19) TOR


SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS

 

Additions/Re-Signings:

Player Position Transaction Former Team
William Powell RB Signed (02/12/19) OTT
DyShawn Davis LB Signed (02/12/19) BC
Micah Johnson DL Signed (02/12/19) CGY
Zach Collaros QB Re-signed (02/12/19)
Cory Watson WR Signed (02/13/19) BC
A.C. Leonard DL Signed (02/14/19) OTT
Cody Fajardo QB Signed (02/14/19) BC
Naaman Roosevelt WR Re-signed (02/15/19)
Emmanuel Arceneaux WR Signed (02/15/19) BC
Kienan Lafrance RB Signed (02/21/19) WPG


Departures:

Player Position Transaction New Team
Brian Jones WR Signed (02/12/19) HAM
Willie Jefferson DL Signed (02/12/19) WPG
Tobi Antigha DL Signed (02/13/19) TOR
Cory Johnson DL Signed (02/13/19) TOR
Caleb Holley WR Signed (02/14/19) OTT
Kevin Francis LB Signed (02/14/19) OTT
Brandon Bridge QB Signed (02/24/19) TOR
Cameron Marshall RB Signed (02/26/19) HAM


WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

The Bombers bolstered an already-stout front seven, adding defensive end Willie Jefferson (Arthur Ward/CFL.ca)

Additions:

Player Position Transaction Former Team
Brandon Alexander DB Extended (02/12/19)
Nic Demski WR Re-signed (02/12/19)
Willie Jefferson DL Signed (02/12/19) SSK
Winston Rose DB Signed (02/13/19) BC
DJ Lalama LB Signed (02/15/19) MTL
Maxx Forde DL Signed (02/24/19) BC


Departures:

Player Position Transaction New Team
Jovan Santos-Knox LB Signed (02/12/19) EDM
Sukh Chungh OL Signed (02/12/19) BC
Kevin Fogg DB Signed (02/12/19) TOR
Ryan Lankford WR Signed (02/13/19) OTT
Qadr Spooner OL Signed (02/13/19) EDM
Taylor Loffler DB Signed (02/13/19) MTL
Kienan Lafrance RB Signed (02/21/19) SSK


HAMILTON TIGER-CATS

The Ticats added promising young safety and returner Tunde Adeleke to their secondary (The Canadian Press)

Additions/Re-Signings:

Player Position Transaction Former Team
Adrian Tracy DL Extended (02/12/19)
Mike Jones WR Extended (02/12/19)
Tunde Adeleke DB Signed (02/12/19) CGY
Brian Jones WR Signed (02/12/19) SSK
Shamawd Chambers WR Re-signed (02/13/19)
Ja’Gared Davis DL Signed (02/13/19) CGY
Rico Murray DB Signed (02/14/19) OTT
Justin Tuggle LB Signed (02/19/19) TOR
Mike Filer OL Re-signed (02/20/19)
Cameron Marshall RB Signed (02/26/19) SSK


Departures:

Player Position Transaction New Team
Larry Dean LB Signed (02/12/19) EDM
Don Unamba DB Signed (02/12/19) EDM
John White RB Signed (02/13/19) BC
Mercer Timmis RB Signed (02/12/19) TOR
Terrell Davis LB Signed (02/13/19) BC
Courtney Stephen DB Signed (02/14/19) CGY
Felix Faubert-Lussier WR Signed (02/20/19) MTL


TORONTO ARGONAUTS

The Argos have fortified their O-line, signing national left guard Tyler Holmes to an extension (CFL.ca)

Additions/Re-Signings:

Player Position Transaction Former Team
Tyler Holmes OL Re-signed (02/12/19)
Jamal Campbell OL Re-signed (02/12/19)
Cameron Walker DL Re-signed (02/12/19)
Troy Davis DL Re-signed (02/12/19)
Frank Beltre DL Re-signed (02/12/19)
Chris Rainey RB Signed (02/12/19) BC
Mercer Timmis RB Signed (02/12/19) HAM
Kevin Fogg DB Signed (02/12/19) WPG
Shawn Lemon DL Signed (02/13/19) BC
Tobi Antigha DL Signed (02/13/19) SSK
Cory Johnson DL Signed (02/13/19) SSK
Tyrell Sutton RB Signed (02/13/19) BC
Micah Awe LB Signed (02/13/19) BC
William Campbell OL Re-signed (02/14/19)
Dakota Prukop QB Re-signed (02/14/19)
Derel Walker WR Signed (02/14/19) EDM
Ian Wild LB Signed (02/19/19) WPG
Brandon Bridge QB Signed (02/24/19) SSK
Randy Richards OL Signed (03/06/19) CGY


Departures:

Player Position Transaction New Team
Duron Carter WR Signed (02/13/19) BC
Justin Tuggle LB Signed (02/19/19) HAM


OTTAWA REDBLACKS

 

Additions/Re-Signings:

Player Position Transaction Former Team
Mossis Madu RB Extended (02/12/19)
Jonathon Jennings QB Signed (02/13/19) BC
Troy Stoudermire DB Signed (02/13/19) CGY
Ryan Lankford WR Signed (02/13/19) WPG
Philippe Gagnon OL Signed (02/13/19) MTL
Nicolas Boulay LB Signed (02/13/19) MTL
Caleb Holley WR Signed (02/14/19) SSK
Kevin Francis LB Signed (02/14/19) SSK
Dominique Rhymes WR Re-signed (02/15/19)
Nate Behar WR Signed (02/15/19) EDM


Departures:

Player Position Transaction New Team
Trevor Harris QB Signed (02/12/19) EDM
William Powell RB Signed (02/12/19) SSK
SirVincent Rogers OL Signed (02/12/19) EDM
Greg Ellingson WR Signed (02/12/19) EDM
Christophe Normand FB Signed (02/12/19) MTL
Rico Murray DB Signed (02/14/19) HAM
A.C. Leonard DL Signed (02/14/19) SSK
Andrew Marshall DL Signed (02/22/19) EDM


MONTREAL ALOUETTES

The Als will have veteran receiver B.J. Cunningham back in the lineup for 2019 (Johany Jutras/CFL.ca)

Additions/Re-Signings:

Player Position Transaction Former Team
B.J. Cunningham WR Extended (02/12/19)
John Bowman DL Re-signed (02/12/19)
Christophe Normand FB Signed (02/12/19) OTT
Spencer Wilson OL Signed (02/12/19) CGY
DeVier Posey WR Signed (02/12/19) BC
Patrick Levels DB Signed (02/12/19) CGY
Bo Lokombo LB Signed (02/12/19) BC
Taylor Loffler DB Signed (02/13/19) WPG
Jeremiah Johnson RB Signed (02/14/19) BC
Stephen Adekolu WR Re-signed (02/14/19) MTL
Felix Faubert-Lussier WR Signed (02/20/19) HAM
Jermaine Robinson DB Re-signed (03/04/19)
T.J. Graham WR Re-signed (03/04/19)

 

Departures:

Player Position Transaction New Team
Joshua Stanford WR Released, Signed (02/13/19) BC
Philippe Gagnon OL Signed (02/13/19) OTT
Nicolas Boulay LB Signed (02/13/19) OTT
DJ Lalama LB Signed (02/15/19) WPG