Chris O'Leary

Senior Writer

Chris O'Leary, formerly of the Toronto Star and Edmonton Journal, is a senior writer on and associated platforms.

O’Leary: Pier-Olivier Lestage chases pro dream through the pandemic

February 23, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
Montreal Carabins’ o-lineman Pier-Olivier Lestage isn’t letting the cancellation of the U SPORTS football season slow him down as he pursues his pro options, whether they’re ...

O’Leary: Love or hate their moves, the Argos have your attention

February 17, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
The Argos padded a very full-looking roster on Wednesday with free agent Canadian linebacker Cameron Judge. senior writer Chris O’Leary sees an Argos team with a lot of eyes on it ...

O’Leary: Als hope local flavour will pay off on the field

February 11, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
Montreal Alouettes GM Danny Maciocia knows the talent that exists in Quebec football. His signing of five local players on Tuesday is a commitment to bringing that talent back to Quebec to pursue ...

O’Leary: Stamps open the door for another Canadian QB

February 9, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
The Calgary Stampeders have some history with giving Canadian quarterbacks a shot. Stamps head coach Dave Dickenson tells senior writer Chris O’Leary why they did so for Michael ...

FA surprise: Solomon Elimimian announces his retirement

February 9, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
Solomon Elimimian pulled his name off of the free agent market on Tuesday, announcing his retirement on TSN.

O’Leary: Hughes brings work ethic, results to the Argos

February 8, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
There’s no fountain of youth or quick answer for Charleston Hughes’ late-career success, senior writer Chris O’Leary says. He intends to show the Toronto Argonauts and ...

O’Leary: Players, coaches share silver linings of a difficult 2020

December 30, 2020 | Chris O'Leary
After the disappointment of a cancelled season set in, CFL players and coaches shared how they’ve made the most of their time in 2020. Home renovations, time with family and if you’re ...

O’Leary: Harris takes one for the team to help for 2021

December 28, 2020 | Chris O'Leary
He wasn’t able to make a play on the field in 2020, but Trevor Harris’ restructured contract helped his team get busy with its off-season moves, senior writer Chris ...

O’Leary: Cantin-Arku finding growth in Syracuse’s on-field pain

December 22, 2020 | Chris O'Leary
Syracuse took its lumps through a losing season, but linebacker Geoff Cantin-Arku proved to be a bright spot for the Orange in 2020. senior writer Chris O’Leary has more on the ...

O’Leary: Milanovich reflects on a talented 2012 coaching staff

December 21, 2020 | Chris O'Leary
Scott Milanovich, Orlondo Steinauer and Mike O’Shea spent a few minutes during Grey Cup Unite week looking back on their time as co-workers with the 2012 Argos. That staff supplied the ...