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: Global players ‘fit right in’ at the CFL Combine

8 hours ago | Chris O'Leary
At first glance, you may not have been able to tell the difference between a global player and a Canadian one at the CFL Combine.’s senior writer Chris O’Leary explains.

O’Leary: Germany’s Hansen amazed by CFL Combine experience

March 23, 2019 | Chris O'Leary
Germany prospect Thiadric Hansen couldn’t help but be amazed after arriving in Canada for the CFL Combine presented by New Era.’s senior writer Chris O’Leary explains.

O’Leary: Finnish prospect hoping to surface at CFL Combine

March 23, 2019 | Chris O'Leary
A marine biologist by day, Finnish defensive line prospect Okko Outinen is getting a new opportunity at the CFL Combine this weekend.’s Chris O’Leary writes.

O’Leary: Proposed rule changes put focus on hot-button topics

March 22, 2019 | Chris O'Leary
In an exclusive sit-down with CFL Director of Officiating Darren Hackwood, senior writer Chris O’Leary helps flush out some of the mechanics of the league’s proposed rule changes.

O’Leary: Denmark’s Nielsen embracing the combine spotlight

March 22, 2019 | Chris O'Leary
What does the CFL Combine presented by New Era hold for the 18 global participants? Danish receiver Frederik Nielsen describes it as an opportunity of a lifetime.

O’Leary: Boateng brings speed, intrigue to CFL Combine

March 21, 2019 | Chris O'Leary
Speed isn’t an issue for defensive back prospect Matt Boateng, but scouts are looking for more this weekend in Toronto.’s Chris O’Leary writes from the combine.

O’Leary: Williams inspired, ready to work at CFL Combine

March 19, 2019 | Chris O'Leary
After overcoming so much on his path to the CFL Combine presented by New Era, Manitoba offensive lineman Zack Williams is ready to leave it all on the field. Chris O’Leary writes.

O’Leary: New Argo Walker confident the best is yet to come

March 12, 2019 | Chris O'Leary
You don’t have to talk with Derel Walker for very long before you notice it. The star receiver — he had 875 yards in 11 games last year before a season-ending knee injury — is the ...

O’Leary: Different role would await Ray should he return to Argos

March 8, 2019 | Chris O'Leary
The Toronto Argonauts are moving into the future but that doesn’t mean they’re not still thinking about Ricky Ray. Jim Popp had no new news on the legendary quarterback’s status on Friday night, ...

O’Leary: Pontbriand taking her game from the field to the CFL office

March 8, 2019 | Chris O'Leary
Laurence Pontbriand sees ‘big things for women’s football’ as she became the CFL’s first full-time football operations hire.’s senior writer Chris ...