CFL GEARS UP FOR 2021

CFL GEARS UP FOR 2021

Free agency period officially opens February 9, 2021 at noon ET

TORONTO (December 4, 2020) – The Canadian Football League (CFL) is gearing up for a 2021 season by putting in place the building blocks for teams building their rosters.

It announced today:

  • A moratorium on the re-signing of players clubs will be lifted, effective December 7 at noon ET.
  • The league’s free agency period – during which teams can sign any player whose CFL contract has expired – will open February 9 at noon ET.
  • The full list of pending free agents has now been shared with all CFL teams and it is being released today to the media and the public. (It is attached, below.)

“As we look forward to 2021 and a CFL season with optimism, we are moving to provide our clubs with the guidelines and information they need to build competitive rosters,” said Randy Ambrosie, Commissioner of the CFL.

“While we are quite aware of the COVID-19 challenges currently facing society at large and sports in particular, we are also encouraged by the almost daily reports of progress in the development and distribution of rapid tests, treatments and, most importantly, vaccines. We are taking every step to be prepared to return to the field next year.”

Here is the full list of CFL players who become free agents as of February 9:

BC LIONS

PLAYER

IMP

POS

COLLEGE

ALLEN, Darius

A

DL

Colorado State - Pueblo

ARNDT, Will

A

QB

Western Connecticut State

BAILEY, Devon

N

WR

St. Francis Xavier

BARNETT, Mitchell

N

LB

UBC

BURNHAM, Bryan

A

WR

Tulsa

CASHER, Chris

A

DL

Faulkner University

CLARKE , Adrian

N

LB

Bishop's

DAVIS, DyShawn

A

LB

Syracuse

DOLL, Tanner

N

LB

Calgary

FIGUEROA, Joel

A

OL

Miami

FRANCIS, Kevin

N

DB

North Carolina A&T

GAMBOA, Victor

A

DB

Eastern Washington

GUZYLAK-MESSAM, Isaiah

N

DB

Wilfrid Laurier

HAYNES, Kevin

A

LB

Central Washington

HERDMAN , Jordan

N

LB

Simon Fraser

HOLLEY, Caleb

A

WR

East Central C.C.

JOHNSON, Shaquille

N

WR

London Beefeaters

JOHNSON, Hakeem

N

DB

Western University

JOHNSON, Micah

A

DL

Kentucky

KNEVEL, David

N

OL

Nebraska

KONAR , Adam

N

LB

Calgary

KRAEMER, Grant

A

QB

Drake

LOUIS, Claudell

A

DL

Fresno State

LYLES, Jamel

N

RB

Manitoba

LYN, Keondrick

A

DB

Syracuse

MACKIE, David

N

FB

Western University

MOORE, Wayne

N

RB

McMaster

NEWSOME, Jonathan

A

DL

Ball State

NORMAN, Philip

A

OL

Bethune-Cookman

PEIRSON , Andrew

N

OL

Gannon

PLU, Benjamin

G

WR

Thonon-les-Bains Black Panthers

RAINEY, Chris

A

RB

Florida

RHYMES, Dominique

A

WR

Murray State

RUTLEY, Brandon

A

RB

San Jose State

TAVAI, JR

A

DE

USC

VILLAMIZAR , Mario

N

FB

Wilfrid Laurier

WALKER , Cameron

N

DL

Guelph

WHITE, John

A

RB

Utah

 

EDMONTON FOOTBALL TEAM

PLAYER

IMP

POS

COLLEGE

BEAULIEU, Jordan

N

DB

Western University

BOATENG , Kwaku

N

DL

Wilfrid Laurier

BURKS, Brandon

A

RB

Troy

CHARETTE , Alexander

N

WR

Guelph

CHARLES, Stefan

N

DL

Regina

COOPER, Shaquille

A

RB

Fort Hays State

DIGGS, Vontae

A

LB

Connecticut

DRAHEIM, Tommie

A

OL

San Diego State

DUPUIS, Alexandre

N

FB

Montreal

ELLINGSON, Greg

A

WR

Florida International

ELLIOTT, Kevin

A

WR

Florida A&M

GABRIEL, Jermaine

N

DB

Bishop's

GREEN, Tanner

N

RB

Concordia

HUTTER, Scott

N

DB

Wilfrid Laurier

JONES, Korey

A

LB

Wyoming

KELLY, Colin

A

OL

Oregon State

KILGORE, Logan

A

QB

Middle Tennessee State

LOFTON, Eric

A

OL

Temple

MARSHALL, Korliss

A

RB

Eastern Illinois

MCMASTER, Harry

N

WR

Western University

O'DONNELL, Matthew

N

OL

Queen's

O'NEILL, Hugh

N

P

Alberta

ONYEKA, Godfrey

N

DB

Wilfrid Laurier

PARKER, Anthony

N

WR

Calgary

PIPKIN, Antonio

A

QB

Tiffin

PITTMAN, Brandon

A

LB

North Carolina State

RALPH , Jimmy

N

WR

Alberta

RENFROW, Justin

A

OL

Miami

ROGERS, SirVincent

A

OL

Houston

ROSS, Shai

N

WR

Manitoba

ROUYER , Maxime

G

LB

McGill

ROY, Jean-Simon

N

OL

Laval

RYAN, Shakeir

A

WR

Northwestern State

SEWELL, Almondo

A

DL

Akron

SHAW, Kenny

A

WR

Florida State

SMITH, Rodney

A

WR

Florida State

SMITH , Blair

N

LB

Angelo State

SMITH , Tevaun

N

WR

Iowa

STANGBY, Joshua

A

WR

Ottawa (Kansas)

TAYLOR, Alex

N

RB

Western University

TUCK, James

N

FB

York

TUGGLE, Justin

A

DL

Kansas State

VANDERVOORT , Daniel

N

WR

McMaster

WALTON, Jonathan

A

LB

South Carolina

WASHINGTON, Trumaine

A

DB

Louisville

WHYTE, Sean

N

K

South Fraser Rams Jr.

WILLIAMS, Terry

A

RB

Kutztown

 

CALGARY STAMPEDERS

PLAYER

IMP

POS

COLLEGE

AMBLES, Markeith

A

WR

Houston

BERGMAN, Shane

N

OL

Western University

BROWN, David

N

OL

Western University

CARON, Pierre-Luc

N

LB

Laval

COZART, Montell

A

QB

Boise State

DANIEL, Robertson

A

DB

Brigham Young

ERDOS, Bradley

N

OL

Simon Fraser

GINGRAS-GAGNON, Simon

N

FB

Laval

HUNCHAK, Colton

N

WR

York

JOHNSON, Leon

A

OL

Temple

JONES , Riley

N

LB

UBC

JORDEN, Kamar

A

WR

Bowling Green State

KASITATI, Nila

A

OL

Oklahoma

KLUKAS , Michael

N

WR

Calgary

LANGLAIS, William

N

RB

Sherbrooke

LAW, Cordarro

A

DL

Southern Mississippi

LEONARD, Richard

A

DB

Florida International

METCHIE, Royce

N

DB

Guelph

MEZZALIRA, Eric

N

LB

McMaster

MIDDLETON, Chase

A

LB

Georgia State

MOXEY, Jonathan

A

DB

Boise State

ORIMOLADE, Folarin

A

DL

Dartmouth

PAREDES, Rene

N

K

Concordia

PECK, Aaron

A

WR

Fresno State

PFEFFER, Ronald

N

K

Wilfrid Laurier

POWER, Charlie

N

RB

Saskatchewan

PRUKOP, Dakota

A

QB

Oregon

ROBO, Asnnel

G

RB

Montreal

ROGERS, Eric

A

WR

California Lutheran

SALGADO , Andres

G

WR

Condors CDMX

SCEVIOUR , Ryan

N

OL

Calgary

SHEFFIELD, Sterling

A

DE

Maine

SINDANI, Richard

N

WR

Regina

SOPIK, Fraser

N

LB

Western University

WALL, Jamar

A

CB

Texas Tech

 

SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS

PLAYER

IMP

POS

COLLEGE

BRASSEA , Rene

G

OL

Fundidores

BROWN, Blace

A

DB

Troy

CHEVRIER , Alexandre

N

LB

Sherbrooke

DABIRE , Charbel

N

DL

Wagner College

EDEM, Mike

N

DB

Calgary

ELIMIMIAN, Solomon

A

LB

Hawaii

EVANS, Shaquelle

A

WR

UCLA

FAULK, Jeremy

A

DL

Garden City College

FOSTER, Otha

A

DB

West Alabama

FRANKLIN, James

A

QB

Missouri

GAINEY, Ed

A

DB

Appalachian State

HARTY, Jake

N

WR

Calgary

HENDERSON, Carlos

A

WR

Louisiana Tech

HUGHES, Charleston

A

DL

Northwood University

HUS , Jorgen

N

LS

Regina

LAVOIE, Patrick

N

FB

Laval

MARSHALL, Nick

A

DB

Auburn

MCCRAY, LJ

A

DB

Catawba

MOORE, Kyran

A

WR

Austin Peay

ONYEKA , Nakas

N

LB

Wilfrid Laurier

POWELL, William

A

RB

Kansas State

REAVES, Jordan

N

DL

Brandon University

SCHRAM , Braden

N

OL

Calgary

ST. JOHN, Josiah

N

OL

Oklahoma

STAFFORD, Kenny

A

WR

Toledo

TEITZ, Micah

N

LB

Calgary

VAUGHN, Terran

A

OL

Stephen F. Austin State

WILLIAMS-LAMBERT, Jordan

A

WR

Ball State

 

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

PLAYER

IMP

POS

COLLEGE

ALEXANDER, Brandon

A

DB

Central Florida

ANTIGHA, Oluwatobi

A

DL

Presbyterian College

BAILEY, Rasheed

A

WR

Delaware Valley

BRIGGS, Jesse

N

LB

McGill

BRYANT, Stanley

A

OL

East Carolina

CALVER, Brandon

N

LB

Wilfrid Laurier

DEMSKI , Nic

N

WR

Manitoba

EXUME, Kerfalla-Emmanuel

N

DB

Montreal

FEOLI GUDINO, Julian

N

WR

Laval

GAUTHIER, Shayne

N

LB

Laval

GRAY, Geoff

N

OL

Manitoba

HARDRICK, Jermarcus

A

OL

Nebraska

HARRIS, Andrew

N

RB

Nanaimo Raiders Jr.

JEFFCOAT, Jackson

A

DL

Texas

JOHNSON, Jovon

A

DB

Iowa

JOHNSON, Josh

A

DB

Purdue

LATOUR, Maxime

N

LS

Sherbrooke

LYLES, Chris

A

DB

Mississippi College

MCGUIRE, Sean

A

QB

Western Illinois

MEDLOCK, Justin

A

K

UCLA

MILES, Thomas

N

LB

Manitoba

MILLER, Mike

N

FB

Acadia

NEUFELD, Patrick

N

OL

Saskatchewan

PETERMANN, Daniel

N

WR

McMaster

REMPEL, Chad

N

LS

Saskatchewan

RICHARDSON, Steven

A

DL

Minnesota

RUSH , John

N

LB

Guelph

SPELLER, Cody

N

OL

McMaster

TAYLOR, Nicholas

A

DB

Florida International

THOMAS, Jake

N

DL

Acadia

WHITEHEAD, Lucky

A

WR

Florida Atlantic

WILLIAMS, Darrell

A

OL

South Florida

WILSON, Kyrie

A

LB

Fresno State

HAMILTON TIGER-CATS

PLAYER

IMP

POS

COLLEGE

ACKLIN, Jaelon

A

WR

Western Illinois

BANKS, Brandon

A

WR

Kansas State

BENNETT , Jackson

N

RB

Ottawa

BEVERETTE, Tyrice

A

LB

Stony Brook

BROOKS, Cariel

A

DB

Adams State

CIRACO, Darius

N

OL

Calgary

CRAWFORD, Aaron

N

LS

Saint Mary's

DALY, Michael

N

DB

McMaster

DEAN, Larry

A

LB

Valdosta State

FILER, Mike

N

OL

Mount Allison

FREY, Chris

A

LB

Michigan State

GIRARD , Mathieu

N

OL

Montreal

GNAHOUA , Valentin

G

DL

McGill

GOLDING , Brett

N

OL

Wilfrid Laurier

HERDMAN-REED, Justin

N

LB

Simon Fraser

JACKSON, Don

A

RB

Nevada

JONES, Brian

N

WR

Acadia

LAWRENCE, Simoni

A

LB

Minnesota

LEVELS, Patrick

A

DB

Baylor

MARSHALL, Jalin

A

WR

Ohio State

MASOLI, Jeremiah

A

QB

Mississippi

MAULDIN, Lorenzo

A

DL

Louisville

MOORE, Hayden

A

QB

Cincinnati

MURRAY, Derico

A

LB

Kent State

NEWTON, Curtis

N

LB

Guelph

POSEY, DeVier

A

WR

Ohio State

REVENBERG, Brandon

N

OL

Grand Valley State

STEPHEN, Courtney

N

DB

Northern Illinois

THOMAS ERLINGTON, Sean

N

RB

Montreal

TUCKER, Marcus

A

WR

Northern Michigan

VAN ZEYL, Chris

N

OL

McMaster

WADE, Brett

N

DL

Calgary

WILLIAMS, Frankie

A

DB

Purdue

 

TORONTO ARGONAUTS

PLAYER

IMP

POS

COLLEGE

ACKIE, Chris

N

DB

Wilfrid Laurier

ADJEI, Natey

N

WR

Buffalo

BAZZIE, Alex

A

DL

Marshall

BEDE, Boris

A

K

Laval

BLADEK , Dariusz

N

OL

Bethune-Cookman

BOATENG , Matthew

N

DB

Fresno State

BRESCACIN, Juwan

N

WR

Northern Illinois

CAGE, Isiah

A

OL

Wisconsin Eau Claire

CIBASU , Regis

N

WR

Montreal

COLQUHOUN, Arjen

N

DB

Michigan State

DARBY, Alden

A

DB

Arizona State

GILCHRIST, Kennan

A

LB

Appalachian State

KOZACHUK, Paul

N

LB

Toronto

KWEMO, Nelkas

N

LB

Queen's

LOKOMBO, Bo

N

LB

Oregon

NEVIS, Drake

A

DL

Louisiana State

NOEL, Llevi

N

WR

Toronto

O'CONNOR , Michael

N

QB

UBC

RADFORD, Denzel

N

DB

Calgary

RICHARDS, Randy

A

OL

Missouri State

ROH, Craig

A

DE

Michigan

WOODSON, Robert

N

DB

Calgary

 

OTTAWA REDBLACKS

PLAYER

IMP

POS

COLLEGE

ARAUJO-LOPES, Rafael

A

WR

Pittsburgh

BALTIMORE, Sherrod

A

DB

Maine

BROWN, Kevin

A

LB

Cincinnati

COOMBS, Anthony

N

RB

Manitoba

COTE, Mickael

N

LB

Concordia

CROCKETT, John

A

RB

North Dakota State

DANDRIDGE, Brandin

A

DB

Missouri Western State

DAVIS, Dominique

A

QB

East Carolina

DUBOIS, Marco

N

WR

Laval

ELLIS, Avery

A

DL

Temple

EVANS, Randall

A

DB

Kansas State

FARRIS, DeAndre

A

DB

Western Kentucky

FERNANDEZ, Jerod

A

LB

North Carolina State

FLANDERS, Timothy

A

RB

Sam Houston State

GOSSELIN, Anthony

N

FB

Sherbrooke

HAMLIN, Nathaniel

N

DB

Carleton

HARRIS, RJ

A

WR

New Hampshire

HAYES, De'Chavon

A

DB

Arizona State

HOWELL, Justin

N

DB

Carleton

JACKSON, Darius

A

DL

Jackson State

JENKINS, Shaneil

A

DL

Shepherd College

JOHNSON, Evan

N

OL

Saskatchewan

JOHNSON, Kaleb

A

OL

Rutgers

KANNEH, Abdul

A

DB

New Mexico Highlands

KLASSEN, Michael

N

DL

Calgary

KORTE, Mark

N

OL

Alberta

LATTANZIO , Ettore

N

DL

Ottawa

LAUZON-SEGUIN, Jason

N

OL

Laval

LEWIS , Wesley

N

WR

Houston Baptist

MALTOS , Jose

G

K

Nueva Leon

MASON, Danny

A

DE

Texas A&M Commerce

MAXWELL, Dagogo

N

DB

UBC

MULUMBA-TSHIMANGA, Christophe

N

LB

Maine

NORMAN, Dwayne

A

LB

Duke

ONYEKA , Kene

N

DL

Carleton

PICKETT, Andrew

N

OL

Guelph

RODGERS, Na'ty

A

OL

Houston

SALMON, Shaheed

A

LB

Samford

TINDAL, Corey

A

DB

Marshall

UNAMBA, Don

A

DB

Southern Arkansas

VILLALOBOS, Guillermo

G

WR

ITESM Toluca

WAKEFIELD, Michael

A

DL

Florida International

WARD , Lewis

N

K

Ottawa

WILLIAMS, Avery

A

LB

Temple

WILLIAMS, Malcolm

N

WR

Langley Rams Jr.

 

MONTREAL ALOUETTES

PLAYER

IMP

POS

COLLEGE

ABSHER, Dante

A

WR

Glenville State College

ALFORD, Mario

A

WR

West Virginia

BANNER, Bo

N

DL

Central Washington

BARON, Woody

A

DT

Virginia Tech

BENSON, Mike

N

LS

Acadia

BLANC, Jean-Samuel

N

DL

Montreal

BOWMAN, John

A

DL

Wingate University

BRAY, Quan

A

WR

Auburn

CARTER, Ryan

A

DB

Clemson

CARTER, Malcolm

N

WR

Carleton

CRANSTON , Ty

N

DB

Ottawa

CUNNINGHAM, BJ

A

WR

Michigan State

EVANS, Ciante

A

DB

Nebraska

FAUBERT-LUSSIER , Felix

N

WR

Laval

FLOYD, Tevin

A

LB

The Citadel

FOGG, Kevin

A

DB

Liberty

GAGNON, Philippe

N

OL

Laval

GLASS, Tyquwan

A

DB

Fresno State

HAWKINS, Donald

A

OL

Texas

HUNTER, Monshadrik

A

DB

Arkansas State

JOHNSTONE, Tyler

N

OL

Oregon

JONES, Jarnor

A

DB

Iowa State

JULIEN-GRANT, Kaion

N

WR

St. Francis Xavier

LALAMA , DJ

N

LB

Manitoba

LEWIS, Eugene

A

WR

Oklahoma

LOFFLER, Taylor

N

DB

UBC

LUKE , Junior

N

DL

Montreal

MENARD, David

N

DL

Montreal

MOISAN , Etienne

N

WR

Laval

MUAMBA, Henoc

N

LB

St. Francis Xavier

MURRAY-LAWRENCE , Shaquille

N

RB

UNLV

NORMAND , Christophe

N

FB

Laval

POULIN, Jean-Gabriel

N

LB

Western University

REID, Greg

A

DB

Florida State

RICE, Landon

N

OL

Manitoba

ROJAS KUHLMANN, Diego

G

OL

ITESM Toluca

ROLLAND-JONES, Ja'Von

A

DL

Arkansas State

ROOSEVELT, Naaman

A

WR

Buffalo

RUTHERFORD, Trey

N

OL

Connecticut

SCHLEUGER, Chris

A

OL

Alabama Birmingham

SHILTZ, Matt

A

QB

Butler

SIMMONS, Antonio

A

DE

Georgia Tech

SUTTON, Tyrell

A

RB

Northwestern

TERMANSEN, Dominique

N

DB

UBC

TRACY, Adrian

A

DL

William & Mary

WASHINGTON, Tony

A

OL

Abilene Christian

WIENEKE, Jake

A

WR

South Dakota State

WILDER, James

A

RB

Florida State

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