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Former Ticat diving into football ops in Hamilton

May 14, 2022 | Don Landry
Brian Simmons, a former CFL offensive lineman, is heading back to a training camp but this time he’s part of the CFL’s Diversity in Football program. CFL.ca’s Don Landry explains.

Tait: Rookie receiver Schoen fighting for a shot

May 13, 2022 | Ed Tait
Dalton Schoen has been waiting for a chance to show a team what he’s got, writes Bluebombers.com’s Ed Tait. In Winnipeg, it might be a tough climb, but the 25-year-old receiver is ...

Brauns ventures from Latvia to hills of Kamloops

May 12, 2022 | Steven Chang
Karlis Brauns very happily took the next steps in his global pursuit of a football career on Wednesday, when he took part in his first practice as a member of the BC Lions.

Ferguson: My time as a U SPORTS QB intern

May 10, 2022 | Marshall Ferguson
As nine U SPORTS quarterbacks get set to take part in internship roles with CFL teams, Marshall Ferguson shares his experience in those cleats, back in 2013 with the Calgary Stampeders.

Last Man Up: Burtenshaw thrilled as final Draft pick

May 6, 2022 | Don Landry
All Konner Burtenshaw wanted on Tuesday night was a chance to play in the CFL. As the final player chosen in this year’s draft, he can’t wait to get to Winnipeg for his shot, writes ...

O’Leary: Rule changes put the focus on offence

April 28, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
After the CFL unveiled a series of rule changes on Wednesday, Darren Hackwood, the league’s associate VP of officiating, chatted with CFL.ca senior writer Chris O’Leary about how the ...

Newly-signed Saunders ready to go with the Bombers

April 23, 2022 | Ed Tait
As BlueBombers.com’s Ed Tait writes, newly signed receiver Jalen Saunders is ready go with his new team in Winnipeg.

Castillo on his winding football journey: ‘For me there’s no coincidence’

April 11, 2022 | Don Landry
As CFL.ca’s Don Landry writes, Edmonton Elks kicker Sergio Castillo has had a long, winding, hot sauce-filled journey to where he is now.

Tait: A look into Bombers’ free agent scouting

April 5, 2022 | Ed Tait
Bluebombers.com’s Ed Tait chats with the team’s assistant GM/director of U.S. scouting, Danny McManus about the pro days and free agent camps he and the team’s regional scouts ...

Hogan: A look inside the Argonauts’ combine

April 1, 2022 | Mike Hogan
Mike Hogan of Argonauts.ca provides a detailed behind-the-scenes account of how the Double Blue’s front office spent the weekend of the CFL Combine presented by New Era.

O’Leary: Gordon Lam’s tough path to the CFL Draft

March 31, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
Waterloo receiver Gordon Lam overcame a number of obstacles that would have derailed a lot of people’s football dreams. CFL.ca senior writer Chris O’Leary looks at what has brought ...

Lauther, Muamba, get back to Maritime roots for TDA

March 29, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
Riders’ kicker Brett Lauther, a Nova Scotia native, and Argos’ linebacker Henoc Muamba, a St. Francis Xavier alum, can’t wait to show their teammates the Wolfville, N.S. area at ...

Morris: Hudson, REDBLACKS, eagerly approach draft

March 19, 2022 | Jim Morris
As one piece of an overhauled Ottawa REDBLACKS front office, director of Canadian scouting and analytics Chad Hudson is excited about the team’s approach to combines and the upcoming ...

Morris: Burris brings experience to young BC QBs

March 16, 2022 | Jim Morris
With a wealth of experience as a CFL player and two years as part of the Chicago Bears’ coaching staff, Henry Burris’ goal will be to help the BC Lions’ young QBs, as he joins ...

O’Leary: IWD resonates more for Evans this year

March 8, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
This International Women’s Day is a special one for Dane Evans. He and his wife are expecting a daughter and Evans sees plenty of positive female role models for her in a changing sports world.

Landry: Saadia Ashraf is a true builder of the game

March 8, 2022 | Don Landry
A teacher, a former quarterback turned coach turned team owner and everything in between, Saadia Ashraf is a walking testament to a love of football, and bringing the game to women, ...

O’Leary: Tyrell Ford brings confidence to the combine

March 7, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
A two-sport athlete, Waterloo DB Tyrell Ford is confident that his track background will help him at this month’s CFL Combine, CFL.ca senior writer Chris O’Leary says.

Ticats’ Evans, Lawrence speak on mental health

March 5, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ QB Dane Evans and LB Simoni Lawrence are both taking part in a men’s mental health discussion with the McMaster University community. CFL.ca senior writer Chris ...

Landry: LaPolice’s approach the same w/ reloaded REDBLACKS

March 4, 2022 | Don Landry
There’s no giddiness from Paul LaPolice as he readies a new Ottawa REDBLACKS roster for the 2022 season, CFL.ca’s Don Landry writes. Instead, the coach will be that steady presence ...

Morris: Culture, wins, win out for Wynn

March 2, 2022 | Jim Morris
Dylan Wynn had options in free agency, CFL.ca’s Jim Morris writes, but to the talented d-lineman, there’s nowhere he’d rather be than in Hamilton.
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