Chris O'Leary

Senior Writer

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

How defensive coaches fit into Bo Levi Mitchell’s signing

February 2, 2023 | Chris O'Leary
Bo Levi Mitchell explains to CFL.ca senior writer Chris O’Leary why two defensive coaches, in Orlondo Steinauer and Mark Washington, factored into his decision to sign in Hamilton.

Free Agency: Negotiation window opens Feb. 5

January 30, 2023 | Chris O'Leary
Sunday, Feb. 5 at noon ET marks the opening of the CFL’s free agency negotiation window, where teams can openly talk with pending free agents or their CFLPA-registered designates.

O’Leary: The ripple effect of Bo’s signing

January 25, 2023 | Chris O'Leary
Bo Levi Mitchell coming off of the pending free agent list creates a ripple of other possibilities for teams. CFL.ca senior writer Chris O’Leary looks at what might come next.

O’Leary: Mitchell gets comfortable in Hamilton

January 24, 2023 | Chris O'Leary
Bo Levi Mitchell heads into a new day in Hamilton intent on creating a new legacy, he tells CFL.ca senior writer Chris O’Leary.

O’Leary: Examining the post-Rourke BC Lions

January 17, 2023 | Chris O'Leary
The transition from Nathan Rourke to Vernon Adams Jr. should be a smooth one for the BC Lions, says CFL.ca senior writer Chris O’Leary, as the Lions look to continue their winning ways in 2023.

REDBLACKS ready for a fresh start in ’23

January 13, 2023 | Chris O'Leary
Re-tooling after a difficult 2022 season, Ottawa REDBLACKS GM Shawn Burke is set on improving his team across the board this year, he tells CFL.ca senior writer Chris O’Leary.

Lions confident on QB spot, whatever 2023 may hold

January 11, 2023 | Chris O'Leary
While the BC Lions wait for news on Nathan Rourke’s football future, Lions’ co-GM Neil McEvoy says the team has a good plan in place for 2023, whatever it may hold.

O’Leary: A gift for each CFL team

December 24, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
CFL.ca senior writer Chris O’Leary shares a holiday wish for every team in the CFL, while including the team he’d like to see join the league.

O’Leary: Digging into the 2023 CFL schedule

December 13, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
CFL.ca senior writer Chris O’Leary looks at the newly-released 2023 CFL schedule and notes some structural improvements and highlights key dates for the coming year.

O’Leary: Playing free agent matchmaker

December 2, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
CFL.ca senior writer Chris O’Leary plays matchmaker with some of the top pending free agents for 2023 and the teams most in need of their services.
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