Feb 22

Alouettes’ defensive coaches vow to be on same page entering new season

Coordinator Kahlil Carter says having the experienced Rich Stubler as his adviser is an asset and that their roles are clearly defined.

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Feb 21

Rolly Lumbala, the ageless warrior, re-signs with Lions

The Shadow Warrior will be back for another two seasons. The ageless Rolly Lumbala’s two-year contract extension with the B.C. Lions was announced on Wednesday, a deal keeping him with the team through the 2019 season. Lumbala, 32, is the longest-tenured player on the roster, with 10 seasons — all with B.C. — under his […]

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Feb 21

Bombers reveal 10 players on their negotiation list and sign two of them

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers revealed 10 names on their negotiation list and signed two players on Tuesday.

Import defensive back Tevin Homer and import receiver Corey Washington were added to the ……

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Feb 21

RG3 the latest big name to land on Ticats’ list

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats released the names of 10 players off their negotiation list on Tuesday as part of the Canadian Football League’s push for some measure of increased transparency.

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Feb 21

Ed Willes: Hervey keeps his eye on the prize in rebuilding Lions

In his first big moment since moving into the corner office, Ed Hervey took an extensive shopping list into free-agency, which reflected his vision for a rejuvenated B.C. Lions team in 2018. And by extensive we mean more than one player, but less than 84. But, in pro sports, visions generally aren’t free. More to […]

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Feb 20

CFL free agency a game within a game

Free agency is little more than the first game of the season. It has fumbles, interceptions, punts and 14-point swings. On the other side, it has converted touchdowns, field goals ……

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Feb 20

Bombers score narrow win – so far – in free agency

Free agency is little more than the first game of the 2018 season. It has fumbles, interceptions, punts and 14 point swings. On the other side of the ledger, it ……

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Feb 18

Alouettes forced my hand, says Kyries Hebert, who lands on his feet in Ottawa

Within four hours of his release, the linebacker signed a one-year deal with the Redblacks.

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Feb 16

Alouettes will be stronger, GM says as team jettisons Kyries Hebert

“We had an objective to improve this roster,” Alouettes general manager Kavis Reed says. “I feel very strongly that … we’ve done that.”

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Feb 16

Bombers sign defensive end Craig Roh

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have added another veteran free agent as they remake their roster.

On Friday, the CFL club announced the signing of American defensive end Craig Roh to a ……

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Feb 16

Blue Bomber great wanted badge, gun…

In a decade of professional football, Willard Reaves played with some of the biggest names in the history of the game.

After a terrific college career at Northern Arizona, Reaves played …

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Feb 16

Riders cut Muamba, Bombers interested

After a successful first couple of days working CFL free agency, what should have amounted to somewhat of a victory lap for Winnipeg Blue Bombers general manager Kyle Walters on ……

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Feb 16

Jamaal Westerman’s decision to join Alouettes not about money, he says

When he played for the New York Jets in 2011, head coach Rex Ryan referred to Jamaal Westerman as a designated pass-rusher because, in the NFL with its larger rosters, some guys are specialists. Although Westerman recorded a quarterback sack in his first NFL game, the 2009 season-opener at Houston, he had never heard of […]

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Feb 15

B.C. Lions bring in Terrell Owens for Orange Helmet Awards

Terrell Owens, the brash and brilliant National Football League great, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s B.C. Lions’ annual Orange Helmet Awards dinner. The six-time Pro Bowl selection, who will enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame later this year, enjoyed eight incredible years as wide receiver with the San Francisco 49ers before […]

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Feb 15

Homegrown offence for Blue

Running back Andrew Harris knows exactly what Nic Demski and Kienan LaFrance bring to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

In Demski, a six-foot, 208-pound receiver, Harris pictures another capable target for quarterback ……

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Feb 15

Westerman turns down Bombers

Any chance of defensive end Jamaal Westerman making a last-minute return to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers is officially over.

The Free Press reported Wednesday morning that Westerman, a fan favourite in …

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Feb 15

Johnny Manziel all in — for NFL

There was a brief moment on Wednesday when it looked like quarterback Johnny Manziel was moving on to a fledgling football entity called The Spring League and finally putting an end to the endless, will-he-or-won’t-he saga that is, for many Ticats fans…

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Feb 15

More signings: Alouettes putting focus on defence

If the Alouettes’ philosophy in free agency last year was to load up on offence — and we know how that worked out — they’ve clearly set their sights on the other side of the ball in 2018. Wednesday night, on the second day of free agency in the Canadian Football League, the Als finally […]

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Feb 14

Manziel all in — for NFL

There was a brief moment on Wednesday when it looked like quarterback Johnny Manziel was moving on to a fledgling football entity called The Spring League and finally putting an end to the endless, will-he-or-won’t-he saga that is, for many Ticats fans…

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Feb 14

Westerman turns down Bombers, signs with Alouettes

Any chance of defensive end Jamaal Westerman making a last-minute return to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers is officially over.

The Free Press reported Wednesday morning that Westerman, a fan favourite in ……

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