RT @CFL: Wishing everyone a #HappyCanadaDay from all of us at the #CFL https://t.co/tSajTcOPI6

Help choose the CFL's first ever #AllDecade Team, presented by #LeoVegas! Click here for a full list of nominees and their stats over the last 10 years: cfl.ca/adt-nominees/ twitter.com/CFL/status/127…
The #CFL's all-time receiving yards leader, Geroy Simon, put together a streak of 188 games with at least 1 catch, the second longest in history behind Don Narcisse (216). Simon also ranks 2nd all-time with 63 games of 100+ yards, 1 game short of Allen Pitts. #CFLEncore twitter.com/CFL/status/125…
On July 27, 2007, Milt Stegall scored his 138th career touchdown, moving him past retired RBs George Reed and Mike Pringle for the all-time #CFL record. That year, Stegall recorded 1,108 rec. yards, marking his 10th 1,000-yard season - one short of Terry Vaughn's all-time record. twitter.com/CFL/status/125…

The Alouettes overcame a 16-point deficit in the 2009 Grey Cup, marking the third largest comeback in #GreyCup history overall and the largest ever in the 4th quarter. Montreal trailed 27-11 with 7:05 remaining before scoring 17 unanswered points for a 28-27 victory. #CFLEncore

In 2009, led by RB Wes Cates and dual-threat QB Darian Durant, the Riders rushed for 191 yards on 22 carries for an average of 8.7 yards, second in #GreyCup history. Hamilton holds the all-time record with 8.9 yards per attempt (24 carries, 213 yards) in 1985 vs. BC #CFLEncore twitter.com/CFL/status/125…
Only 4 offensive linemen taken in picks 1-20, plus Wilfrid Laurier continues to be a hot spot for defensive linemen. Some trends of note from tonight: cfl.ca/2020/04/30/bey…

OL Mattland Riley becomes the first Saskatchewan player selected by the Riders in Round 1 since 2012, when they choose OL Ben Heenan 1st overall. Heenan spent 3 seasons with the Riders, winning a Grey Cup in 2013. #CFLDraft #CFL

The last quarterback selected as high as Nathan Rourke was Jesse Palmer, who also went 15th overall in 2001. twitter.com/CFL/status/125…

Offensive lineman Theren Churchill, selected 9th overall by Toronto, is the first Regina player selected in Round 1 since OL Brendon LaBatte went sixth overall to Winnipeg in 2008. #CFLDraft #CFL

DB Adam Auclair, selected 6th overall by Ottawa, became the 11th player from Laval to be drafted in the first round since 2005. Auclair’s selection is the highest for a defensive back since Chris Ackie went 4th overall in 2015. #CFLDraft

Virginia’s Dejon Brissett is the 7th receiver the Argos have drafted in the first round, joining Brian Jones, J.F. Tremblay, Matt Duboc, Jock Climie, Paul Fedor, and Ted Smale. #CFLDraft

East Carolina’s Jordan Williams (selected by BC) is the first LB to go first overall since Henoc Muamba in 2011. It’s the fifth time in #CFLDraft history that a linebacker has gone No. 1. #CFL

Pierre Lavertu (2014) was the latest 1st overall pick by Calgary. Others include Miguel Robede ('05), Steven Morley ('03), Bruce Covernton ('92), Kent Warnock ('86), Jerry Dobrovolny ('83), Frank Kosec ('81), Dave Kirzinger ('78), Wayne Holm ('70) and Harvey Scott ('62) #CFLDraft twitter.com/CFL/status/125…

In 2001, Toronto selected LB Kevin Eiben in the 4th round, 26th overall. A 5-time East Division All-Star and 3-time CFL All-Star, Eiben quickly became one of the #CFLDraft’s biggest steals, finishing his career with 722 defensive tackles – 9th on the all-time list. https://t.co/3RYyZd0uKe

It’s #CFLDraft Week! Did you know that Lui Passaglia and Bob Cameron, the #CFL’s all-time leaders in games played, were both first round picks? Passaglia was drafted 5th overall in 1976 and played 408 games, while Cameron was picked 6th overall in 1977 and played 394 games. https://t.co/IyOZEKFAVJ

Darian Durant's 481 passing yards were the second highest single game total of his career. Durant would go on to lead the CFL in passing in 2010 with 5,542 yards, including a 500-yard performance on Sept. 17 vs. Calgary #CFLEncore twitter.com/CFLFootballOps…

The Riders and Alouettes combined for 105 points on July 1, 2010, marking the third highest scoring game in #CFL history. Toronto and BC combined for a record high 111 points on Sept. 1, 1990, in a 68-43 Argonauts victory. #CFLEncore

Jamel Richardson was the recipient of Anthony Calvillo’s record-breaking pass in 2011, as Calvillo became pro football’s all-time passing yards leader. That year, Richardson recorded 1,777 receiving yards, the 9th highest single season total in #CFL history #CFLEncore

In addition to passing yards, Anthony Calvillo holds all-time records in several other categories including attempts (9,437), completions (5,892), 300-yard games (125), 400-yard games (29, tied with Doug Flutie), and TDs (455). #CFLEncore twitter.com/CFL/status/125…
July 26, 2019

Football Operations Video Series – Trick Kick Plays

Senior Director of Officiating Darren Hackwood reviews two trick plays from week 6 of the season.
July 18, 2019

Football Operations Video Series – Game Timing

An overview of game timing and how it is managed.
July 18, 2019

Football Operations Video Series – The Green Flag

Senior Director of Officiating Darren Hackwood explains the situation surrounding the green flag from Ottawa and Montreal’s week 5 match-up.
July 17, 2019

Three players fined after Week 5 action

Three players were fined after Week 5 action, it was announced on Wednesday.

TORONTO — The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced three fines after Week 5 action on Wednesday.

Toronto Argonauts defensive lineman Cleyon Laing was fined for a high hit on Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats receiver Brandon Banks was fined for making unnecessary contact on an on-field official in Saturday’s game versus Calgary.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive back Delvin Breaux was fined for making unnecessary contact out of bounds on Calgary Stampeders running back Ka’Deem Carey.

As per league policy, the amounts of the player fines were not disclosed.

July 17, 2019

CFL implements new player health and safety measures with HeadCheck Health

The CFL announced a new partnership with Vancouver-based HeadCheck Health, Inc. (HeadCheck) to bring all teams onto an innovative digital concussion platform.

TORONTO — The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced on Wednesday a new partnership with Vancouver-based HeadCheck Health, Inc. (HeadCheck) to bring all teams onto an innovative digital concussion platform.

HeadCheck’s mobile and web-based technology will equip team medical staff with the tools to more easily execute the CFL’s concussion protocol and enable the league to monitor the effectiveness of the protocol in real-time.

“We’re delighted to partner with HeadCheck as part of our ongoing commitment to player health and safety,” said Kevin McDonald, the CFL’s Vice-President of Football Operations and Player Safety. “Their application streamlines our record keeping and that’s an important element of consistent and comprehensive care. Our medical and training staff are second to none. Providing them with the best tools helps to ensure that we can deliver the very best to our world class athletes.”

The partnership will see all nine CFL teams use the HeadCheck digital platform from a phone, tablet, or computer to execute baseline, sideline, and post-injury concussion assessments as per the CFL’s concussion protocol. To improve informed data-driven decision making, team medical staff will have access to their player’s concussion history and utilize comparable data when performing sideline or post-injury concussion assessments. The use of a digital platform will make it easier for concussion records to follow players from team-to-team and for aggregate data to be analyzed for identifying player safety improvements.

“As a home-grown Canadian company that started out of the research lab with University Football players, we couldn’t be happier to be working with the top football brand in our country,” said Harrison Brown, CEO of HeadCheck Health, Inc. “We’re excited to build a long-term relationship with the league and showcase at the biggest stage our ability to make a difference in player safety.”

The digital platform, training, and support will be provided in both French and English languages and will meet all top line health and safety privacy standards in Canada and the United States. In addition to the platform, HeadCheck will also provide de-identified aggregate data with reporting on testing activity, concussion activity, and insights into any areas for potential player safety improvements surrounding protocol effectiveness. The company also provided technology training and on-site support at CFL training camps to ensure the successful collection of all baseline data through the platform.

July 11, 2019

Football Operations Video Series – Offensive Pass Interference

An overview of the Offensive Pass Interference (OPI) penalty.
July 11, 2019

Football Operations Video Series – The Rouge

In this video we discuss the origin of the rouge.
July 11, 2019

Football Operations Video Series – Hamilton at Montreal

CFL Senior Director of Officiating Darren Hackwood reviews a handful of plays from the Week 4 match-up between Hamilton and Montreal
July 10, 2019

Four players fined after Week 4 action

Four players were fined after Week 4 action in the CFL.

TORONTO — The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced four fines on Wednesday after Week 4 action.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive lineman David Dean was fined for a high hit on Montreal Alouettes quarterback, Vernon Adams Jr.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive lineman Jermarcus Hardrick was fined for using his hands to deliver a blow to the head of Ottawa REDBLACKS defensive lineman J.R. Tavai.

BC Lions receiver Duron Carter and Montreal Alouettes running back Stefan Logan were both fined for violating the League’s social media policy.

As per league policy, the amounts of the player fines were not disclosed.

Als issue statement regarding Logan

The Montreal Alouettes issued the following statement following the fine that the Canadian Football League imposed on returner Stefan Logan for violating the League’s social media policy.

“The Alouettes consider that the comments made by Stefan Logan are inexcusable and do not reflect the organization’s values. Although he has since shown remorse and has apologized, such things should have never been said, and there are consequences to his actions, rightfully so. The organization considers the matter closed and will make no further comments.”

July 4, 2019

Two players fined after Week 3 action

The CFL announced on Thursday that two players have been fined after Week 3.

TORONTO — The Canadian Football League announced on Thursday that two players have been fined after Week 3 action.

Edmonton Eskimos defensive back Monshadrik Hunter was fined for leading with the crown of his helmet in making contact with the head of Winnipeg Blue Bombers receiver Lucky Whitehead.

Edmonton Eskimos defensive lineman Nick Usher was fined for leading with the crown of his helmet in making contact with the head of Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive lineman Geoff Gray.

As per league policy, the amounts of the player fines were not disclosed.

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