REVAMPED CFL COMBINE SEASON AND CFL DRAFT HIGHLIGHT 2023 OFFSEASON

REVAMPED CFL COMBINE SEASON AND CFL DRAFT HIGHLIGHT 2023 OFFSEASON

Upcoming events leading into 2023 regular season announced

TORONTO (January 19, 2023) – The Canadian Football League (CFL) has announced several key dates during the 2023 offseason, including ones for the new CFL Invitational Combine at the University of Waterloo’s Feridun Hamdullahpur Field House, the expanded five-day CFL Combine presented by New Era in Edmonton, the CFL Draft and its Global counterpart, and more.

The 2023 regular season kicks off with Thursday Night Football on June 8 with the BC Lions travelling to McMahon Stadium to face the Calgary Stampeders.

2023 OFFSEASON KEY DATES

January 21 – National/Global Kicking Showcase

  • Prospects to gather at Maranatha Christian Schools in San Diego to put their skills on display

February 14 – Free Agency

  • Free agents will be able to officially sign with clubs at noon ET

March 3 – CFL Invitational Combine

  • The University of Waterloo’s Feridun Hamdullahpur Field House will host invited players from across Canada in a showcase of the country’s football talent

March 22-26 – CFL Combine presented by New Era

  • Expanded and restructured five-day event at Commonwealth Stadium Field House in Edmonton, featuring medical testing and measurements, traditional on- and off-field testing, individual drills and one-on-ones

May 2 – CFL Draft and CFL Global Draft

  • The top National and Global prospects will be selected by CFL clubs
  • CFL Global Draft: 11 a.m. ET
  • CFL Draft: 8 p.m. ET

May 10 – Rookie Camp opens

  • First-year players take the field with their new clubs

May 13 – Rosters reduced to 85 players

  • Cutdowns to take place by 11:59 p.m. ET, excluding non-counters

May 14 – Training camps open

  • Official opening of camps for all nine clubs

May 16 – Rosters reduced to 75 players

  • Cutdowns to take place by 11:59 p.m. ET, excluding non-counters

Preseason Week 1

  • Monday, May 22 | EDM at CGY | 4 p.m. ET

Preseason Week 2

  • Friday, May 26 | MTL at OTT | 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, May 27 | TOR at HAM | 4 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, May 27 | WPG at EDM | 4 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, May 27 | BC at SSK | 7 p.m. ET

Preseason Week 3

  • Thursday, June 1 | OTT at TOR | 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, June 1 | CGY at BC | 10:30 p.m. ET
  • Friday, June 2 | HAM at MTL | 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Friday, June 2 | SSK at WPG | 8:30 p.m. ET

June 3 – End of Training Camp

  • Camps to conclude ahead of the upcoming season

June 8 – 2023 Regular Season Opener

  • 9 p.m. ET | BC at CGY
Lucas Barrett Senior Director, Communications & Public Affairs,, Canadian Football League
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